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National Preparedness Month

September 2014


September is a month in which we as Americans collectively remember the sacrifice of our fallen heroes on September 11, 2001, as well as those many brave Americans called to serve and protect in the wake of the terrorist attacks. We will never forget, and we continue to honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice to fight against terrorism and to preserve our freedom.

Our nation has been at war for more than a decade, and in those years we have made enormous strides in better preparing and equipping our Soldiers for their worldwide missions. As the scope and focus of engagement has rapidly changed, so must our systems change to meet the needs of our Army.  PEO EIS is a critical part of the Army’s vision of an agile, deployable, technologically superior force that can keep pace with the rapid speed of change. This September marks the eleventh annual observation of National Preparedness Month.

The Secretary of the Army, Chief of Staff of the Army, and the Sergeant Major of the Army together signed a letter committing to continued Army preparedness and vigilance. The Army is committed to the safety of all Americans, on the home front and worldwide, and is teaming with the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to stand ready to respond to any crisis.

The responsibility of preparedness falls to each and every American as well, and as part of this national observance, the Army is encouraging everyone to participate in a National Day of Action on September 30, 2014.

To participate in “America’s Prepareathon!” and to learn how you can personally make a difference and prepare your own plan, please visit the Ready Army website at http://www.acsim.army.mil/readyarmy/.

Our efforts together will serve for a better future.


Douglas K. Wiltsie

Project Manager, Defense Communications and Army Transmission Systems (PM DCATS):
COL Charles M. Stein


COL Charles M. Stein

As the Project Manager, Defense Communications and Army Transmission Systems (PM DCATS), COL Charles “Charlie” Stein is responsible for managing programs valued at more than $3 billion that support the Army, Joint Services, National Command Authority and combatant commanders.

COL Stein has held a variety of command and staff positions before joining PM DCATS.  In his previous assignments, he served as the USASMDC/ARSTRAT Technical Center Deputy Director; Course Director for the Army Acquisition Foundation Course and the Army Intermediate Program Managers Course at the Army Acquisition Center of Excellence; Product Manager Ground Combat Tactical Trainers; Fielding Officer in Iraq and Afghanistan for the Coalition Forces Land Component Command C3; Project Director for the National Training Center; Combat Developer for the Ordnance Branch; Commander, 40th Supply and Service Company, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Commander, 87th Quartermaster Rigger Detachment, Hickham Air Force Base, Hawaii; Assistant Professor of Military Science at Seton Hall University; Commander, Headquarters Company, 123 MSB, Dexheim, Germany; and as Platoon Leader in 8th Infantry Division, Bad Krechunech, Germany and Baumholder, Germany.

COL Stein was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Army Quartermaster Corps in 1990. Before joining the Army, COL Stein served in the Marine Corp as an infantryman, mortar man, forward observer and marksmanship instructor. He served in Keflavik, Iceland; Okinawa, Japan; Camp Pendleton, Calif.; and aboard the USS Juneau in the South China Sea.

COL Stein graduated from the University of West Florida, Pensacola, Fla. He also holds a Master of Science in management from the Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Fla.  His military education includes Marine Corps Infantry Training School, Marksmanship Instructor School, Quartermaster Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Command and General Staff College and the Defense Acquisition University Executive Program Manager’s Course.

COL Stein’s awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (five oak leaf clusters); Army Commendation Medal (six oak leaf clusters); Army Achievement Medal (two oak leaf clusters), Expeditionary Medal, Sea Service Deployment, Marine Corps Good Conduct, overseas awards, and Airborne and Air Assault badges. COL Stein is a member of the Order of Samuel Sharpe and Military Order of Saint Martin and the Signal Corps Order of Mercury.

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Product Manager,
Logistics Modernization Program (LMP):
LTC Robert M. Williams


LTC Robert M. Williams

LTC Robert M. Williams enlisted in the U.S. Army as a Finance Specialist in 1993 and was commissioned as a Military Intelligence Officer through the Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Ga., in September 1996.  He served as the Department of the Army System Coordinator while assigned to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology before being assigned to Army G-8 Program Analysis and Evaluation as an Acquisition Program Analyst.

Other previous assignments include:  Finance Specialist, 176th Finance Battalion, Yongsan, Korea; Finance Specialist, 748th Military Intelligence Battalion, Kelly AFB, Texas;  Platoon Leader, B Company, 532nd Military Intelligence Battalion, Camp Humphreys, Korea; Battalion S4, followed by Technical Control and Analysis Element Chief, and later Commander, B Company, 314th Military Intelligence Battalion, Lackland AFB, Texas; Intelligence Plans Officer, 1st Brigade, 91st Division, Camp Parks, California; Assistant Product Manager (including deployment to Baghdad, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom), Army Space Program Office, Fort Belvoir, Va.; and Test Officer, Intelligence and Electronic Warfare Test Directorate, Fort Huachuca, Ariz.

LTC Williams is a graduate of the Military Intelligence Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, and Command and General Staff College.  LTC Williams is a member of the Army Acquisition Corps and is Level III Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) certified in Program Management. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in General Studies from Columbus State University, a Master of Arts in Administration (with a concentration in Organizational Development) from the University of the Incarnate Word, and a Master of Science in Project Management from the Florida Institute of Technology.

LTC Williams’ awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with 3rd Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal with 3rd Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Achievement Medal with 2nd Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terror Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, and the Army Staff Identification Badge.

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Project Director, Computer Hardware, Enterprise Software and Solutions (CHESS): Mr. Thomas Neff


Mr. Thomas Neff

Mr. Thomas Neff assumed charter of the Project Director, Computer Hardware, Enterprise Software and Solutions (PD CHESS) July 10, 2014.  Prior to this assignment, Mr. Neff was the Deputy Project Manager, General Fund Enterprise Business System (PM GFEBS), where he was instrumental in establishing contract actions for GFEBS programs and to the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) data center migration efforts.

Mr. Neff also served as the Project Director, Reserve Component Automation System from September 2009 to June 2012, where he was responsible for the delivery of information technology solutions that support the training, administration, and mobilization of the Army’s Reserve Component.  He led a workforce exceeding 30 military and government personnel and managed annual budgets exceeding $80 million.

 

Mr. Neff also served as the former Deputy Product Manager, Joint-Automatic Identification Technology (PM J-AIT) from September 2005 to September 2009.

Mr. Neff’s Army career spans over 30 years, with service both in uniform and as a Civilian employee. He entered the Army in 1982 as a Private and served four years of enlisted service as a Pershing Missile Crewmember, ultimately receiving an Honorable Discharge as a Sergeant in 1986.  He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in 1991, branched Field Artillery, after graduating from the U.S. Army’s Officer Candidate School.  He served in a variety of artillery, training, civil affairs and system’s acquisition assignments until he retired from the U.S. Army Reserve in 2005. 

Mr. Neff is a graduate of the National Defense University’s prestigious Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy Acquisition, and was an award recipient of Federal Computer Week’s 2008 Federal 100 Awards during his tenure with PM J-AIT.  His military decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (3rd Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal (1st Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Achievement Medal (9th Oak Leaf Cluster), the Parachutist Badge and the Air Assault Badge.

Mr. Neff graduated with honors from Lehigh University with a double major of International Relations and Government.  He also earned a Master of Education degree from Loyola University-Chicago and a Master of Science from Syracuse University.  He is a member of the Army Acquisition Corps, is Level III certified in Program Management and Information Technology, and holds the Federal CIO and CISO certificate(s) from the National Defense University.

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Project Manager, General Fund Enterprise Business System (GFEBS):
COL William Russell


COL William (Matt) Russell

Colonel William (Matt) Russell entered service to this country in 1984. He served two years enlisted before his commission in 1991 as a Military Intelligence Officer with a detail to the Infantry for his first four years.  In his eighth year of service COL Russell was selected to join the Army’s Acquisition Corps (AAC) and serves in that capacity in his current and future assignments.

COL Russell’s Infantry assignments include Platoon Leader and Scout Platoon Leader positions with the 9th Infantry Regiment “Manchus” Fort Ord, Calif., and Fort Lewis, Wash., and Platoon Leader and Staff positions with the 3rd Infantry Regiment “The Old Guard” Fort Myer, Va.  He has held Military Intelligence assignments in Germany, Macedonia and Kosovo as the Task Force S2 with 1st Battalion 63rd Armor Regiment; Collection Manager, 1st Infantry Division; and Company Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Operations Company 101 Military Intelligence Battalion, 1st Infantry Division.

In 1999, COL Russell entered the AAC. During his initial acquisition assignments, COL Russell served as a Contracting Officer in Kosovo, and at Redstone Arsenal, Ala. Other acquisition assignments include tours as an Assistant Product Manager (APM) and the Deputy Product Manager for the Counter RCIED Electronic Warfare (CREW) Program, APM Prophet and Executive Officer to the PEO IEW&S, all at Fort Monmouth, N.J. While assigned with CREW, COL Russell served multiple tours as the Fielding Officer in both Iraq and Afghanistan. COL Russell served a tour at the Pentagon as a Department of the Army Systems Coordinator for CREW and Electronic Warfare capabilities. He commanded the Product Manager Office for Forward Looking Infrared and most recently served as the Director for Fires and Force Protection for the Assistant Secretary of the Army Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA[ALT]). COL Russell is Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act level three certified in Program Management and Level two certified in Contracting.

COL Russell holds a Master of Science degree in National and Resource Strategy, The Eisenhower School; a Master’s in Business Administration, Florida Institute of Technology; and a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance, University of Maryland.  He is a graduate of the War College and the Command and General Staff College.

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Product Director, Enterprise Computing (EC): Mr. Archie Mackie, Jr.


Mr. Archie Mackie, Jr.

Mr. Archie Mackie, Jr. is the Product Director for Enterprise Computing. In this capacity, he oversees Enterprise Computing’s portfolio that consists of four primary initiatives: Army Data Center Consolidation Plan (ADCCP), Army Enterprise Service Desk, Army Software Marketplace, and Common Operating Environment. Army Cloud initiatives and virtual end user environment initiatives will be brought under PD EC as they are developed and mature to a point requiring program management support.

Prior to his selection as Product Director, Mr. Mackie served as the Deputy Director, then acting director for PD EC where he was responsible for establishing an Army Application Migration Business Office. Established to support the Undersecretary of the Army Memorandum for Migration of Army Enterprise Systems/Applications to Core Data Centers, this serves as the Army’s single point of contact to migrate all Army applications to a DoD Approved Enterprise Facility.

Mr. Mackie joined the Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS) in 2008 as as Functional Management Branch Chief before transitioning to Assistant Project Manager for Transportation Information Systems (TIS). While supporting the TIS mission, he validated and reviewed requirements to maintain traceability throughout the Software Development Lifecycle process, developed requirements and managed system development of new functionality within the Transportation Coordinators’ - Automated Information for Movements System II (TC-AIMS II) which displaced a legacy National Guard system. While serving as Chief for the Operations Division of Automated Movement and Identification Solutions, Mr. Mackie was responsible for the lifecycle management of a software-intensive enterprise acquisition program. In 2013, he supported Project Director, Enterprise Services as Project Officer for ADCCP. During his tenure with the organization, he managed the ADCCP’s cost, schedule and performance.

Prior to joining PEO EIS, Mr. Mackie served as the Deputy Director and Senior Operations Manager at the White House Transportation Agency, where he managed the operational readiness program for a Presidential Support Activity Unit.

Mr. Mackie received a BS in Business from Excelsior College and a MS in Project Management from Florida Institute of Technology. He is the recipient of the Department of the Army Commander’s Award for Civilian Service and the 2009 International Society of Logistics Award for Logistics Information Systems. In 2013, Mr. Mackie was inducted as a Distinguished Member of the Regiment by Transportation Corps.

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Project Manager, Integrated Personnel and Pay System-Army (IPPS-A):
COL James F. McNulty


COL James F. McNulty

COL Darby McNulty has served as the Project Manager for the Integrated Personnel and Pay System-Army (IPPS-A), under the Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS), since May 2014. He is responsible for the Army’s integration and deployment of the largest implementation of PeopleSoft ever, which will join together Human Resources and Military Pay into an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system with a workforce of 90 military, civilian, and contractor personnel.

COL McNulty is a 1990 graduate of the United States Military Academy – West Point, where he majored in Operations Research/Systems Engineering. He was commissioned in the Army’s Field Artillery Branch.  He spent over 10 years in the Field Artillery in numerous Artillery, Armor, Infantry and Cavalry units at Fort Bliss, Fort Sill, Fort Knox, Korea, Saudi Arabia/Iraq and Fort Lewis. He served as a Company, Troop, Squadron, Battalion and Brigade Fire Support Officer. Colonel McNulty also served as a Battalion and Brigade Adjutant and commanded an M109A6 Paladin Firing Battery for two years.

COL McNulty earned a Master’s Degree from Purdue University’s Krannert Graduate School of Management and spent 3 years on the Staff and Faculty at West Point as the Executive Officer for the U. S. Military Academy Admissions Directorate. He transitioned into the Acquisition Corps and served as the APM/Deputy for the NLOS Cannon and Mortar, served as Department of the Army Systems Coordinator (DASC) and as a Product Manager. Next, Colonel McNulty served as the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA (ALT)) Deputy Director for Systems Integration and the Assistant DPEO for Networks. He led the way with the Army’s Brigade Combat Team Integration exercise and was the acquisition lead/Trail Boss for the first two Network Integration Exercises (NIE). He led the Team to develop the architecture for the 3d NIE and also helped set up the first two Industry Days as part of the Agile Process. From there, COL McNulty served as the Army Trail Boss for Capability Set (CS) 13 from start to finish and through all phases from design to fielding to OEF. COL McNulty most recently served as the Deputy Director, Acquisition Management, Acquisition Resources and Analysis, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition Technology & Logistics).

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Sexual Assault Awareness

PEO EIS joins the Department of Defense and Army leadership in a commitment to an environment free from sexual harassment, intimidation, coercion or assault.

Here at PEO EIS, our outreach efforts include a climate survey, a strong Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Human Resources plan, and training and awareness activities throughout the year to ensure that everyone in the PEO EIS family of Soldiers, civilians and contractors enjoys a safe, productive and equitable workplace, and feels empowered to speak up. If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted or is seeking help as a survivor, there are resources to help. The Department of Defense Safe Helpline was established for sexual assault survivors to talk to one another in an anonymous environment in Safe Help Room. The program is available twice a week, every week. For more information, please visit www.Safehelproom.org , or Twitter #SAAM.

Specialized support for sexual assault survivors in the military is available at safehelpline.org or by calling 877-995-5247.

View the Presidential Proclamation for 2014:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/03/31/presidential-proclamation-national-sexual-assault-awareness-and-preventi

View a message from GEN Raymond Odierno on the problem of sexual assault in the Army:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0ysY-nKfDs

 

Enterprise Content Collaboration and Messaging (EC2M)


Effective October 1, 2013, Mr. John Howell assumed duties as Program Director of EC2M and four Enterprise Information Technology initiatives: Army Knowledge Online (AKO), Enterprise Content Management and Collaboration (ECMC), Defense Enterprise Email (DEE) and Unified Capabilities (UC).

EC2M increases efficiencies and better aligns resources around the initiatives being managed as part of the ES portfolio.  Aligning resources and streamlining efforts will result in reduced costs and a unified approach to communication across the Enterprise.

Products and Services
AKO provides a secure enterprise suite of collaboration, communication and identity management services to the Army around the world.  AKO’s intranet services include a single enterprise Web portal, single sign-on services to over 800 applications, Army-wide directory services, organizational and personal file storage, calendars, contacts, presence and awareness, instant messaging, chat, video messaging, blogging, business process management and search.

ECMC provides enterprise level content management and collaboration capabilities to the Army Soldier and workforce to enhance and promote universal file sharing, collaboration, access to team sites, workflows, documents, and records. As a managed service, ECMC will significantly reduce redundant investments in applications and content storage, resulting in federated enterprise services and reduced costs.

DEE is designed to increase operational efficiency and to facilitate collaboration across the organization by providing secure email to the DOD Enterprise any time and from any location, regardless of whether users are stationary or mobile. DEE promotes enterprise collaboration by sharing individual, organizational and resource calendars across the DOD and with mission partners. By eliminating unnecessary administration and inefficient network configurations, DEE reduces cost and frees resources to focus on other priorities.

As the Army continues to move towards a Joint Information Environment, the goal of UC is to further increase operational effectiveness and mission security by providing secure enterprise level unified capabilities as a service solution that bring voice, video conferencing, instant messaging, and presence together across the DOD Enterprise.

Projects and Leadership
PD EC2M contains the Department of Defense Enterprise Email (DEE), Unified Capabilities (UC), Army Knowledge Online (AKO) and Email as a Service (EaaS) Project Offices. All the Project Officers (POs) break new ground with acquisition approaches tailored to their different missions while applying multiple skills from technology, program management to financial. As qualified Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) by the end of 2014, all Project Officers will lead their missions with greater fiscal efficiencies. The following defines the EC2M POs and their missions.

DEE: PO DEE has the mission of improving Warfighter communications and operations by providing secure access to unclassified and classified email from any location (using client software or a web-browser), with a complete DoD global address list, and calendar sharing/management capability across the enterprise.

UC: The PO UC mission is to provide enterprise level unified capabilities as a service solution to bring voice, video conferencing, instant messaging, chat, presence, and screen sharing together, resulting in increased operational effectiveness. As part of UC, the Enterprise Content Management and Collaboration Services (ECMCS) started as a pilot program that is continuing to provide enterprise level content management and collaboration capabilities to a significant Army population on a federated enterprise services model with reduced costs.

AKO: The PO AKO’s mission is to provide premier portal and enterprise services that enable transformation and efficiency among Warfighters, the Army workforce, and the extended Army community through communication and collaboration capabilities that are secure, reliable and accessible-anytime.

EaaS: The PO EaaS’s mission is to provide the capability for users unable to use EE, such as Junior ROTC instructors. PO EaaS engages with vendors and potential government users to promote deployment of currently available commercial solutions that comply with Army regulations.

Contact Information
Product Director:
Mr. John Howell

Fort Belvoir, VA
(703) 704-0552

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Enterprise Computing (EC)


Effective May 5, 2014,  Archie Mackie, Jr. assumed duties as Acting Program Director of EC and manages three acquisition initiatives: Army Data Center Consolidation Plan (ADCCP), Cloud initiatives and the Army Enterprise Service Desk (AESD).

Products and Services
The Army Data Center Consolidation Plan (ADCCP) supports acquisition activities related to reducing the Army’s data center footprint and conducts research and analysis to support migration of Army applications into an enterprise environment. The ADCCP strategy will provide the foundation for reducing over 700 CONUS Data Centers to a more manageable and affordable amount, and significantly reduce the estimated 14,000 Army applications and systems.

EC is identified as lead for cloud initiatives identified by the Department of Defense and Army as they are develop and are matured to a point requiring program management support.

The Army Enterprise Service Desk (AESD) provides the single point of contact for all LandWarNet (LWN) IT service requests, issues, or inquiries. The AESD provides round the clock support services to Army sites and functional organizations. It is the primary point of contact for LWN IT service consumers in CONUS and is integrated with the Army NetOps facilities providing IT service operations within each of the theaters. The AESD provides the focal point for coordination with DOD and Army support organizations.

Contact Information:
Product Director: Archie Mackie, Jr.
Fort Belvoir, VA
703-704-3727

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Product Manager, Integrated Personnel & Pay System-Army, Increment II
(IPPS-A Increment II): LTC Kevin Vanyo


LTC Kevin Vanyo

LTC Kevin Vanyo was commissioned Armor upon graduation from the State University of New York at Geneseo. He completed the Armor Officer Basic Course followed by service in a variety of Armor Branch command and staff positions. In Korea, he served as a Tank Platoon Leader in A Company, 1st Battalion / 72nd Armor Regiment (M1IP Abrams Tanks). In Baumholder, Germany he served as a Tank Platoon Leader (M1A1 Abrams), Tank Company Executive Officer, and Battalion Adjutant with the 2nd Battalion / 68th Armor Regiment. He returned to Fort Knox, Ky., to attend the Armor Officer Advanced Course and was subsequently assigned to the 1st Squadron 16th Cavalry Regiment where he served as the Squadron Maintenance Officer and then Commander of the Headquarters and Headquarters Troop. Upon completion of command, LTC Vanyo was assessed into the Army Acquisition Corps.

LTC Vanyo’s acquisition assignments include: Combat Development Action Officer and Subject Matter Expert for the (US/UK) International Cooperative Development Program, Future Scout and Cavalry System (FSCS/TRACER) Fort Knox, Ky.; Assistant Product Manager for the Stryker Commander’s Vehicle, Assistant Product Manager for the Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicle, and Army Technology Objective Manager for the Kinetic Energy Active Protection System program, Warren, Mich.; and Uniformed Army Science Advisor, United States Army Europe (USAREUR), Heidelberg, Germany.

LTC Vanyo’s most recent assignment was to United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) MacDill AFB, Fla. where he served as Chief, Operational Test and Evaluation Ground Branch ensuring the operational effectiveness, suitability, and safety of USSOCOM’s Family of Vehicles, Maritime Craft, and Science and Technology programs/systems.

LTC Vanyo holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management Science from SUNY Geneseo, a Master of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Louisville, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Louisville. He is Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Level III certified in Program Management and Systems Planning, Research, Development & Engineering-Systems Engineering; Level II certified in Test and Evaluation; and is a member of the Army Acquisition Corps. He is also a graduate of the Armor Officer Basic Course, Scout Platoon Leaders Course, Armor Officer Advanced Course, and the Army Command and General Staff College.

He was awarded the Combat Action Badge as well as the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Meritorious Service Medal and other United States military decorations.

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Product Director, Enterprise Email (EE): Mr. John Howell


Mr. John Howell

John Howell is the Product Director for Enterprise Email (PD EE), a position he has held since March 2012. The EE mission is to provide 1.4 million Army users with classified and unclassified state-of-the-art messaging allowing access to email from any location, as well as a complete global address list, calendar sharing/ management and an improved messaging security posture across the enterprise.

Previous to his appointment as PD EE, Mr. Howell served as the Director for Integration, Strategy and Logistics (ISL) for Product Manager, Power Projection Enablers (PM P2E), from June 2010 to February 2012. In this position Mr. Howell led a variety of efforts to bring efficiency and integration, to include reshaping the PM into Integrated Process Teams (IPTs),allowing full integration across all projects. Prior to joining P2E, Howell spent 23 years active duty in the Army in a variety of assignments, to include ten years as an Army Acquisition Officer. From July 2007 to July 2010, LTC Howell served as Product Manager, Defense Message System (PM DMS) at Fort Monmouth, NJ. From September 2008 to April 2009, Mr. Howell was also assigned as the acting Product Manager for Area Processing Centers (PM APC), where he and his team built two Secure Internet Protocol Router APCs for the first Operational Validation of the Network Service Center construct.

Mr. Howell is a member of the Army Acquisition Corps, and is Level III certified in Program Management, and Level II certified in Science and Technology Management and Contracting. His active duty personal and unit awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Meritorious Service Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Ranger Tab and Airborne Wings.

Mr. Howell received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Geology from Pomona College in Claremont, Calif. in 1986, and his Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, N.M., in 1998. His military training includes: Operations Research and Systems Analysis Military Applications Course (ORSA MAC), 1997; Command and General Staff College, 2000; and Program Managers’ Course (PMT 401), 2007.

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Product Manager, Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4): LTC Danny Morton


LTC Danny Morton

LTC Danny Morton is the Product Manager for Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4), assuming the charter on April 17, 2012. His mission is to integrate, field and support a comprehensive medical information system, enabling lifelong electronic medical records, streamlined medical logistics and enhanced situational awareness for Army operational forces.

LTC Morton was born in Saigon, Vietnam, and is a native of Washington state. He is a distinguished military graduate and is commissioned to the Medical Service Corps. He served in numerous tactical, operational and strategic assignments in operations, logistics and readiness functional areas. Prior to MC4, he served as Chief of Staff for U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency, Fort Detrick, Md. His joint assignments include Chief, Medical Logistics Plans & Readiness, Command Surgeon, U.S. Pacific Command; Team Chief, Medical Advisory Team, Regional Command-South, Kandahar, Afghanistan. HQDA assignments include Systems Coordinator and Executive Officer for Medical Systems, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition Logistics & Technology; Acquisition Logistics Program Integration Division, Army Surgeon General. Operating force assignments include Medical Logistics Readiness, Command Surgeon, I Corps; Chief, Logistics (S4) then Executive Officer, 47th Combat Support Hospital, Fort Lewis, Wash.; and Medical Platoon Leader, 177th Armor Brigade/Opposing Forces , Fort Irwin & National Training Center, Calif. His U.S. Medical Command Medical Facilities assignments include Chief of Logistics, Schofield Barracks Health Clinic; Company Commander & Chief, Materiel Branch/Accountable Officer, Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii; Chief, Plans, Training, Mobilization, & Security (S2/S3), Community Hospital, Fort Irwin, Calif.

LTC Morton’s honors include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3), Army Commendation Medal (4), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (4), NATO Medal, Expert Field Medical Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and the Order of Military Medical Merit.

LTC Morton earned a B.A. in Economics, University of Washington and a M.S. in Health Service Administration, Central Michigan University. His professional certifications include the Defense Acquisition Level III in Program Management and Life Cycle Logistics; Certified Defense Financial Manager–Acquisition, American Society of Military Comptrollers; and Certified Materials & Resource Professional, American Hospital Association.

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Project Director, HR Solutions: Mr. Brent Thomas


Mr. Brent Thomas

Mr. Thomas was appointed Project Director of HR Solutions on July 18, 2011.  HR Solutions is a $4.24 billion program that provides centralized acquisition management and support services to Army and Department of Defense customers world-wide.

Mr. Thomas has over 15 years of Acquisition Management experience as an Army Officer and DOD Civilian with assignments ranging from ACAT 1 vehicle programs to managing Joint Advanced Concept and Technology Demonstration projects.   Previous acquisition assignments include; Senior Acquisition Officer at Fort Knox managing the material capability requirements for Platform Battle Command and Combat Identification systems, Department of the Army Systems Coordinator for Army Special Programs, Product Manager for the Rapid Equipping Force, Product Manager for two Joint Advanced Concept Technology Projects, and Assistant Program Manager for the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles. He also completed a tour with Training with Industry at General Motors Corporation.

Mr. Thomas’ military awards include Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Army Superior Unit Award with oak leaf cluster, National Defense Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Government War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals, and Airborne Badge.

Mr. Thomas graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Agriculture Business in 1988 where he also received a Reserve Officer Training Course commission as a second Lieutenant in the Ordnance Corps.  He earned a Masters Degree in Material Acquisition Management from Florida Institute of Technology in 2001 and graduated from the Command and General Staff College in 2002.  Mr. Thomas also graduated from the Ordnance Officer Basic Course in 1989 and the Ordinance Officer Advanced Course in 1992.

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Product Manager,
Installation Information Infrastructure Modernization Program (I3MP):
LTC Robert J. Mikesh, Jr.


LTC Robert J. Mikesh, Jr.

LTC Mikesh was commissioned in 1995 through ROTC at Clarkson University. His most recent assignment was serving as the Assistant Product Manager for Special Programs with the Defense Continuity Integrated Network-Top Secret Program Office, in Alexandria, Va.

Prior assignments include Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer with 3rd Infantry Division, 1996-1999; Company Commander in 2nd Aviation Battalion in South Korea, 2000-2001; Recruiting Company Commander, Seattle Recruiting Battalion, 2001-2004; Project Leader at the Prototype Integration Facility of the Aviation & Missile, RDEC, Redstone Arsenal, 2004-2005; Project Leader with the U.S. Army Rapid Equipping Force at Fort Belvoir, 2005; Assistant Product Manager (APM) for Personnel Recovery Support Equipment in PdM Air Warrior, PEO Soldier, 2006 to 2007; APM for Command, Control, Communications, and Computers for U.S. Army Special Operations Command’s, Ground Application Program Office at Fort Belvoir, 2008-2009; Acquisition Corps Assignment Officer at U.S. Army Human Resources Command, Fort Knox, 2010-2011.

LTC Mikesh’s awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (4 OLC), the Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC), the Army Achievement Medal (1 OLC), the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, the Army Aviator Badge, and the Army Recruiter Badge.

Education includes Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, Master of Science in Management/Acquisition and Contract Management, the Army Acquisition Basic Course and the Command and General Staff College Intermediate Level Education Course. He is also DoD Acquisition Workforce certified in: Program Management (Level 3), System Planning, Research, Development and Engineering-System Engineer (Level 1), and Test and Evaluation (Level 1).

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Project Director, Force Management System (FMS): Dr. David Powers


Dr. David Powers

Dr. Powers has served as the Project Director, Force Management System (FMS), PEO EIS since October 2003.  FMS is an automation effort to integrate, consolidate, and replace four Force Management legacy automation systems and is the Army’s base system for the JCS Global Force Management Data Initiative.  FMS has been in the field since August 2006 (development of new functionality is occurring - FOC planned in fiscal year 2010).

Prior to his assignment to PEO EIS, Dr. Powers has worked the Force Management business process at all levels of the Army.  He started in civil service in 1985 at the Military Police School and has worked at the Headquarters Major Command level (TRADOC) and at the Department of the Army Staff level (G3).  Dr. Powers also served in the active Army as a Military Police Officer medically retiring as a Captain in 1985.

His military awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, 1985; Army Commendation Medal, 1982; and Humanitarian Service Medal, 1981. Civilian awards include the Achievement Medal for Civilian Service, 1999; and the Quality Step Increases, 2003, 2002, 2001, 1999, and 1988. His performance awards/certificates were from 1985 to 2007 (Special Act/Service award 2004).

Dr. Powers has a Ph.D., Management, California Coast University, Santa Ana, Calif., 1994; MA, Management, Webster University, St. Louis, MO. 1981; BA, Criminal Justice, California State University, Sacramento, Calif., 1977; AS, Administration of Justice, Monterey Peninsula College, Calif., 1975.

He is certified in Acquisition Corps Level III Program Management, July 2005 and has been a member of the Acquisition Corps since August 2005).

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Product Director,
Logistics Modernization Program (LMP):
Mr. Gabriel Saliba


Mr. Gabriel Saliba

Mr. Gabriel Saliba assumed leadership of the U.S. Army’s Logistics Modernization Program (LMP) in December 2010.  As the LMP Product Director, he exercises centralized authority and control over one of the largest Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementations in the U.S. Army and across the Army Materiel Command’s (AMC) national-level logistics environment.  The LMP delivers a fully integrated suite of software and business processes that streamline the maintenance, repair and overhaul; planning; finance; acquisition; and supply of weapon systems, spare parts, materiel, and services to Soldiers.

Mr. Saliba oversees the management and execution of funding, contracts, priorities, schedules, personnel, facilities, and work performed by LMP and various supporting organizations.  He also interacts with senior stakeholders at AMC, as well as the Office of the Secretary of the Defense (OSD), Headquarters Department of the Army (HQDA), and other Department of Defense (DoD) agencies and Congress.

Prior to this position, Mr. Saliba served as the LMP Deputy Project Director, responsible for overseeing the program’s day-to-day operations, to include Enterprise Expansion, contract management, and budget and finance requirements. He also previously served as LMP’s Assistant Project Manager for Enterprise Expansion, where he was responsible for deployment activities, including Data Management, Solution Development Management, and Business Transformation, as well as Sustainment of both the Modernized LMP and legacy systems. Since 2000, Mr. Saliba held various positions with LMP, both as an Army Chief Warrant Officer and civilian. He served as the Sales and Distribution Functional Team Lead, Production Support Manager, and Chief of the Modernization and Integration Division, as well as had responsibility for the integration of the Army Single Stock Fund (SSF) business rules into LMP. Prior to LMP, he served as the Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) Equipment Manager, Property Book Officer, and Senior Retail Logistics Advisor with command-wide responsibility for property accountability and supply discipline. He also served with various Tactical Army units worldwide as a Non-Commissioned Officer and a Chief Warrant Officer in the supply field of logistics.

Among numerous performance and special act awards, Mr. Saliba earned the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service in 2006, the Superior Civilian Service Award in 2010, and the Meritorious Civilian Service Award in 2013.

Mr. Saliba is an Acquisition Corps member, certified Level III in Program Management, and earned a bachelor of science in Business and Management from the University of Maryland in 1989.

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Product Manager,
Power Projection Enablers (P2E):
LTC Mollie Pearson


LTC Mollie Pearson

LTC Mollie Pearson serves as the Product Manager for Power Projection Enablers (PdM P2E) which provides the strategy and oversight for an organization responsible for delivering capabilities supporting the full spectrum of network and information services for a globally connected Army. P2E enables Soldiers, commands and supporting organizations so they can access, process, and act upon information, anytime, anywhere thus enabling the application of force across joint operations.

LTC Pearson was commissioned as an Engineer Officer in 1993.  Key positions include Platoon Leader and Executive Officer, 44th Engineer Battalion (Camp Howze, Korea) and Headquarters Battalion (Fort Belvoir, Va.); Company Commander, 62nd Engineer Battalion and the United States Army Operational Test Command (USAOTC)’s Headquarters Company (Fort Hood, Texas); S1, 3rd Signal Brigade and Deputy G1, USAOTC (Fort Hood, Texas). Major Acquisition assignments include Assistant Project Manager, Army Enterprise Systems Integration Program (AESIP) and Product Director, Manufacturing Execution System (MES), PEO EIS (Fort Belvoir, Va.); USAOTC Test Officer (Fort Hood, Texas); Chief of Battle Management and Chief of Material, Engineer Combat Support Systems at TRADOC’s Maneuver Support Center (Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.).

LTC Pearson’s awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (five Oak Leaf Clusters (OLCs), Army Commendation Medal (2 OLCs), Army Achievement Medal (1 OLC), the Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Air Assault and Parachutist badges.

LTC Pearson holds a Master of Arts degree in Human Resources Management from George Washington University; a Master of Science degree in Information Management from Webster University; and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the Pennsylvania State University.  Her military education includes Officer Basic, Advanced, and Staff Courses including the Command and General Staff College. She is Acquisition Level III in Program Management and has completed Basic, Advanced, and Senior Level Acquisition Courses.

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Project Director, Reserve Component Automation Systems (RCAS): Mr. Ralph Ocasio


Mr. Ralph Ocasio

Mr. Ocasio was appointed the Project Director (PD) for the Reserve Component Automation Systems (RCAS), under the Program Executive Office, Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS) in June 2012. As the PD, Mr. Ocasio is responsible for the development and deployment of information technology solutions that support the training, administration, and mobilization of the Army’s Reserve Component.

Mr. Ocasio’s U.S. Army career spans over 25 years, with service both in uniform and as a DoD civilian. Mr. Ocasio entered the U.S. Army in 1981 and served ten years of active service as a logistician, ultimately receiving an Honorable Discharge in 1990. He entered into the Army Reserve serving in various positions retiring as a First Sergeant in January 2004.

As a DoD civilian, Mr. Ocasio served as a Combat Developer for the Combined Arms Support Command (CASCOM), the Deputy Director for Integrated Logistics Support and Fielding for the Program Management Office for Transportation Information Systems (PM TIS); the Chief of Operations for the Product Manager Joint-Automatic Identification Technology (PM J-AIT) under the PEO EIS; and as Acquisition Analyst with the Program Management Directorate, PEO EIS where he oversaw numerous acquisition programs. Mr. Ocasio also served as the Deputy Product Director for RCAS from March 2010 to May 2012.

Mr. Ocasio is a recipient of the Department of the Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service and The Commanders Award for Civilian Service (2). His military decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (4th Oak Leaf Cluster), and the Army Achievement Medal.

Mr. Ocasio holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and a Master’s Degree in Program Management from the Naval Post Graduate School. He is a member of the Army Acquisition Corps, is Level III certified in Program Management and Life Cycle Logistics.

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Product Director, Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Enterprise Systems and Services (ALTESS): Mr. Richard Eva


Mr. Richard Eva

Mr. Eva is currently the Product Director for the Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Enterprise Systems and Services (ALTESS) located in Radford, Va., with offices in Fort Belvoir. Mr. Eva is responsible for providing full lifecycle information technology solutions, support and services to the acquisition community and hosted customers in a secure environment, developing and maintaining a highly skilled and proactive workforce, and utilizing leading edge technologies to provide America’s Soldiers with decision-making information worldwide.

After a variety of staff and leadership positions within the Army, Mr. Eva was selected as the Division Chief for Battlefield Automation and Technical Data at the United States Army Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Center (ARDEC), Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., from 1998 to 2002. His duties included leading engineers, scientists and computer specialist in developing information technology systems for managing the Army’s technical data for ammunition and weapons systems. Mr. Eva served as the Chief of the Quality Engineering Division Chief at ARDEC leading teams of product quality managers, statisticians and mathematicians in developing and managing statistical processes standards and methodologies used in the development and manufacturing of ammunition and weapons systems. In 2003, Mr. Eva accepted the position as the Chief Technical Officer and Chief Information Officer with the Program Executive Officer for Ammunition, Picatinny Arsenal. In 2005, Mr. Eva was selected as the Deputy Director for PD ALTESS. In 2006, he was selected as the Product Director of the organization.

Mr. Eva has been awarded two Commander’s Award for Civilian Service and one Achievement Medical for Civilian Service.  In 2007, Mr. Eva was identified as one of the top 100 federal Information Technology Managers in the Government by Federal Computer Week.

Mr. Eva holds a Master of Science degree from Marywood University in Scranton, Pa., and has completed post-graduate work in Research Methods towards a Doctorate’s degree.  He is a graduate of the Office of Personnel Management Federal Executive Institute’s Center for Excellence Leadership program.  Mr. Eva has been a member of the civilian Army Acquisition Corps since 1991 and has achieved Level III certifications in Systems Engineering, Quality Assurance and Program Management.


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Project Manager, Army Enterprise Systems Integration Program (AESIP): COL Harry Culclasure


COL Harry Culclasure

COL Harry Culclasure is the Project Manager, Army Enterprise Systems Integration Program (PM AESIP), Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS) since August 2013.  He is responsible for a portfolio of programs including two of the Army’s major Enterprise Resource Planning initiatives: the Global Combat Support System-Army (GCSS-Army) and the Logistics Modernization Program (LMP).

COL Culclasure graduated from The Citadel and was commissioned into the Field Artillery in 1991.  He served in numerous tactical assignments with both the 3/325 Airborne Battalion Combat Team in Vicenza, Italy, and the 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized) at Fort Stewart, Ga.

He deployed with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team to Kuwait in the fall of 2002 and served in Operation Iraqi Freedom as the Contingency Contracting Branch Chief from the 3rd Infantry Division.  In 2004, he was assigned to Headquarters, Defense Contracting Management Agency (DCMA) in Alexandria, Va., as a contingency planner and deployed twice in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan as a warranted Contracting Officer.  Upon redeployment, he spent 18 months as the Military Assistant to the Director at DCMA Headquarters.

COL Culclasure assumed duties as the PM Consequence Management from June 2008 to July 2011 and worked with DoD specialized consequence management units providing rapid acquisition / rapid fielding, analytical labs, communications, commercial-off-the-shelf solutions and sustainment support.  COL Culclasure’s last assignment prior to PM AESIP was as the Executive Officer to the Deputy Chief Information Officer/G-6 in the Pentagon.

COL Culclasure’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, the Joint Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal and the Senior Parachutist Badge.  He received a master’s degree from the Command and General Staff College in 2004 and a Masters degree from the Army War College in 2012.

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Product Manager, Joint Personnel Identification (JPI): LTC Jackie Barnes


LTC Jackie Barnes

LTC Jackie Barnes has served as the PM of JPI, an ACAT I Program, since February 2013. She is responsible for developing, acquiring, fielding, and sustaining an automated tactical biometrics capability configurable for multiple operational mission environments. Currently, 10,176 biometric devices have been deployed worldwide. LTC Barnes leads a workforce of more than 40 military, civilian, and contractor personnel and manages annual investments exceeding $80 million.

Prior to her current position, she served as a Department of the Army System Coordinator (DASC) for the Cruise Missile Defense Systems (CMDS). Posts she has held include: Executive Officer for Commanding General, Research, Development and Engineering Command; Technology Officer, 401st Army Field Support Brigade (Bde), Bagram, Afghanistan; Assistant Product Manager, Force Protection System, Fort Belvoir, Va.; Evaluation Officer, Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC), Alexandria, Va.; Chief of Customer Support Division, ATEC, Alexandria, Va.; Information Technology Officer, ATEC, Alexandria, Va.; and CJSOTF Civil Affairs Liaison Officer to 5th Special Forces Group during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

LTC Barnes’ awards include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (with two Oak Leaf Clusters (OLCs)), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Commendation Medal (three OLCs), Army Achievement Medal, and the Parachutist Badge.

LTC Barnes was born in Ghana. She received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from James Madison University and her commission in the Chemical Corps through ROTC in June 1994. LTC Barnes’ military education includes U.S. Army Airborne School, Chemical Officer Advanced Course, Combined Arms and Service Support School, Civil Affairs Course, Regional Studies Course (Africa), Language School (French), and the Program Manager’s Course, Defense Acquisition University.

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Product Manager, AcqBusiness:
LTC (P) Delisa L. Hernandez


LTC Delisa L. Hernandez

LTC (P) Hernandez leads a team of contractor and government staff members in delivering Information Technology products and services to all levels of the Army Acquisition domain. PM AcqBusiness provides an enterprise business environment that leverages commercially available solutions and authoritative acquisition data. PM AcqBusiness empowers users in the Army Acquisition community with effective decision-making through a portfolio of business systems and web services. Offering capable and affordable information technologies, PM AcqBusiness deploys systems to enhance visibility into the health and status of enterprise portfolios and programs under the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology.

In 1993, LTC (P) Hernandez graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, Texas. As a Distinguished Military Graduate, she earned a Regular Army commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Signal Corps. In 2001, she earned a Master of Education degree in Statistics from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Her military education includes the Signal Officer Basic Course, Signal Officer Advance Course, Combined Arms Service and Staff School, Acquisition Basic Course, and Command and General Staff College.

LTC (P) Hernandez’ awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, U.S. Army Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, National Defense Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, U.S. Army Service Ribbon, and the Overseas Service Ribbon. She is a member of the Army Acquisition Corps and holds Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level III certification in Program Management and Level II certification in Science and Technology Management.

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Product Manager, Global Combat Support System-Army (GCSS-Army):
LTC Christopher J. Romero


LTC Christopher J. Romero

Since July 2013, LTC Christopher Romero manages and oversees all facets of the life cycle for Global Combat Support – Army (GCSS-Army). This includes system development test and evaluation, fielding new equipment training and sustainment.

LTC Romero enlisted in the Army in October 1992 and graduated from Officer Candidate School in Fort Benning, Ga. in 1995.  He served as Battalion Chemical Officer at the 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment at the 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.  He was then a Platoon Leader at 63rd Chemical Company and Brigade Chemical Officer at the Always First Brigade, 101st.

LTC Romero was the Division Support Command Chemical Officer at 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y. Then, he commanded the 59th Chemical Company. Following a one year training with industry selection at the U.S. EPA in Washington DC, LTC Romero served at the Army Environmental Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

After accession into the Acquisition Corps in 2005, LTC Romero served at the Joint Project Office for Contamination Avoidance as an Assistant Product Manager for Reconnaissance Platform Integration. In the fall of 2006, he deployed to Iraq to deliver a Survivability Enhance CBRN Reconnaissance capability to the Soldier. Upon return, he became a Team Leader from 2007 to 2009 for a Marine Corps CBRN Reconnaissance capability. LTC Romero was assigned to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology and served as a Department of the Army Service Coordinator.  He then was assigned to the Missile Defense Agency as a Program Element Manager from May 2009 thru 2011.

A native of Long Island, N.Y., LTC Romero graduated from the State University of New York at Oneonta in 1989 and received his Master of Science in Project Management from the Florida Institute of Technology in 2005. He completed the Basic Airborne Course at Fort Benning, Ga., the Combined Arms and Services Staff School, and Intermediate Level Education at Fort Belvoir, Va.  He is a Certified Level III Acquisition Professional in Program Management and Level I in Test and Evaluation.

LTC Romero’s awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters (OLCs), the Meritorious Service Medal with two OLCs, the Army Commendation Medal with two OLCs, the Army Achievement Medal with one OLC, and the Global War on Terror Service, as well as the Air Assault, Parachutist, and Army and OSD Staff Identification Badge.

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Project Director, Enterprise Services (ES): Mr. Jeremy Hiers


Mr. Jeremy Hiers

Mr. Hiers is the Project Director for Enterprise Services.  In this capacity, he commands a Project Office responsible for acquiring, fielding, and performing lifecycle sustainment of technology and services supporting many of the Army Chief Information Oficer’s largest enterprise initiatives.  He provides leadership to a staff of over 300 government and contractor personnel across three product offices.

His previous assignment was Product Director, Transportation Information Systems, where he commanded a product office responsible for the development, fielding, and lifecycle sustainment of multiple Army transportation information systems that provide 24/7 support to Soldiers responsible for movement of personnel and cargo during deployment and redeployment operations.

Prior to being promoted to the Product Director for Transportation Information Systems, he served as an Assistant Product Manager, responsible for the enterprise that hosted several Army transportation systems, to include its hardware, software, and other infrastructure components. He managed a master schedule of enterprise requirements/initiatives, oversaw budget execution, identified risks/mitigation strategies, and served as a Subject Matter Expert in several forums.

Prior to joining the Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems, Mr. Hiers worked for the Army Chief Information Officer/G-6. He was responsible for developing Army IT policy and providing oversight of several Army programs, including the Army Land Mobile Radio and Installation Information Infrastructure Modernization Programs (I3MP). He also managed the Army process for identifying, prioritizing, and executing over $600 million in Army IT requirements to support Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) 2005. Mr. Hiers began his Federal career when he was selected for the Army Knowledge Leaders Program, in which he successfully completed several high visibility projects within the Headquarters, Department of the Army Staff and two Army Commands.

Mr. Hiers received a BA in Computer Information Systems from Thomas More College in 2003. He received an MS in the Management of Information Technology from the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce in 2007.  He is Level III certified by the Defense Acquisition University in Program Management and Information Technology. Mr. Hiers is a member of the Delta Epsilon Sigma National Scholastic Honor Society. He is a recipient of the 1105 Government Information Group 2009 Rising Star Award, the 2009 International Society of Logistics Enterprise Applications Award, and the Department of the Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service.

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Project Manager, Department of Defense Biometrics (DoD Biometrics):
COL Sandy Vann-Olejasz


COL Sandy Vann-Olejasz

COL Sandy Vann-Olejasz assumed Command of the DoD Biometrics Program in September 2011. In this assignment she is responsible for two Acquisition Category I Special Interest programs: Biometric Enabling Capabilities (BEC) and Joint Personnel Identification version 2 (JPIv2). Her oversight also includes Soldier support for quick reaction capability systems. She leads a workforce of just under 300 military, civilian, and contractor personnel to effectively execute over $150 million per year.

Prior to her current position, she served as the Executive Officer for the Assistant Secretary of the Army, Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology. COL Vann-Olejasz was a platoon leader in support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm for the 493rd Supply and Service Company. In Germany, she was the Support Operations Maintenance Officer and Battalion S-4 for the 203rd Forward Support Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division. She served as the S-1 of the 701st Main Support Battalion (MSB), 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, Kansas and then commanded Charlie Company, 701st MSB. Also at Ft Riley, she was the S-1 of the 937th Engineer Group and S-3 of the 541st Maintenance Battalion. After graduate school, she served as an assistant professor in the Department of Systems Engineering at the United States Military Academy at West Point (USMA) and as the Deputy Director of West Point’s Operations Research Center. She was assigned to PEO Command, Control and Communications - Tactical (PEO C3T) as the Assistant Product Manager for the Battle Command Sustainment Support System (BCS3). She was selected as the Product Manager for the Army Enterprise Systems Integration Program (AESIP) in PEO Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS).

COL Vann-Olejasz’s awards and decorations include: Legion of Merit; Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters (OLC); Army Commendation Medal with two OLCs; and the Army Achievement Medal with two OLCs.

COL Vann-Olejasz received a BS in Computer Science from USMA where she was commissioned in the Quartermaster Corps upon graduation. She also holds an MBA from Georgetown University, and an MS in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.

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Product Director, Distributed Learning System: Mr. Stanley Davis


Mr. Stanley Davis

In April 2010, Mr. Stanley Davis assumed leadership of the Army’s Distributed Learning System (DLS). As the Product Director (PD) for DLS, Mr. Davis sets the strategic vision for the program and is responsible for ensuring DLS meets all cost, schedule and performance goals. Mr. Davis is tasked with overseeing the five components of the DLS program, which include Army e-Learning, Digital Training Facilities (DTFs), Army Learning Management System (ALMS), Enterprise Management Center (EMC), and Deployed Digital Training Campuses (DDTCs). Mr. Davis has purview over training delivery systems worldwide, which provide education and training access to Soldiers, units, and organizations by using web-based and video tele-training capabilities supporting the Soldier.

Prior to becoming the PD, Mr. Davis served as the DLS Deputy Program Manager and managed the team that delivers training products and provides training management functions via the web.  Mr. Davis has over thirty years of military and government service in acquisition, leadership, training and management.

Mr. Davis received the 2005 Federal Computer Weekly’s Federal 100 Award for excellence in development, acquisition and management of federal information technology.  He is also the recipient of the 2007 SkillSoft Corporation’s Performance Support Innovation Award.

His military education includes Command and General Staff College, Armed Forces Staff College, Defense Program Managers Course and Army War College.  He is a member of the Army Acquisition Corps and holds Level III certifications in Program Management and Test and Evaluation.

 

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Project Director, Computer Hardware, Enterprise Software and Solutions (CHESS): Mr. Brendan Burke


Mr. Brendan Burke

Mr. Brendan Burke was appointed the Project Director for Computer Hardware Enterprise Software and Solutions (CHESS) in April 2011. In this capacity Mr. Burke provides flexible procurement strategy through which Army users procure IT hardware, software, and services via IT e-mart, the Army’s e-commerce site. CHESS works diligently with its knowledge management partners including the Army Chief Information Officer (CIO)/G-6, the Information Systems Engineering Command (ISEC), Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM)/9th Signal Command and Army Contracting Command – Rock Island (ACC-RI) to provide architecturally sound, standards-and-policy-compliant IT Enterprise solutions to the Army around the world.

Prior to his selection as the Project Director, Mr. Burke served as the Deputy Project Director as well as a Software Product Leader with overall responsibility for several Department of Defense Enterprise Software Initiatives (ESI) and Army-wide Enterprise Licenses Agreements.  Mr. Burke began his civil service career as a Contracting Officer with U.S. Army CECOM Life Cycle Management Command (CECOM LCMC). Prior to civil service Mr. Burke was a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Air Force, serving in various positions within the contracting field.

Mr. Burke received a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Operations Research from the United States Air Force Academy. He received a Master of Arts degree in Economics from the University of New Hampshire. Mr. Burke is a member of the Army Acquisition Corps with Level III certification in both Program Management and Contracting.

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Product Manager, Biometric Enabling Capability (BEC): LTC Eric Pavlick


LTC Eric Pavlick

LTC Eric Pavlick has served as the Product Manager of BEC since April 2012. BEC is the enterprise biometric system serving as the DoD central authoritative biometric repository. LTC Pavlick leads a workforce of more than 25 military, civilian, and contract personnel and manages annual investments exceeding $60 million.

Prior to his current position, he served as the Assistant Product Manager for the Biometric Automated Toolset – Army. Upon completion of Initial Entry Rotary Wing training at Fort Rucker, Alabama and the UH-60 Advanced Qualification Course in 1996, he was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Hood, Texas where he served as a UH-60 Blackhawk Platoon Leader in Bravo Company, Assistant Battalion Operations Officer, and Battalion Adjutant. In 2001, he was assigned to K Company, 159th Aviation Regiment at Hunter Army Airfield, Ga., where he served as the Company Executive Officer. He was then reassigned to the 2d Battalion, 3d Aviation Regiment as the Battalion Logistics Officer. In 2003, he deployed to Kuwait and Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). Upon return from OIF, LTC Pavlick assumed command of Charlie Company, 2d Battalion, 3d Aviation Regiment. Following command, LTC Pavlick served as a Board Recorder in the Department of the Army Secretariat for Selection Boards in Alexandria, Va.. It was during this tour that LTC Pavlick branch transferred into Army Acquisition. In 2007, he was assigned to the Army Test and Evaluation Command where served as an Evaluation Officer in the Aviation Evaluation Directorate and as Executive Officer to the Commanding General.

LTC Pavlick’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters (OLCs), the Army Commendation Medal with one OLC, the Army Achievement Medal with three OLCs, the Army Aviator Badge, the Parachutist Badge, and the Air Assault Badge.

LTC Pavlick graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1995 and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Aviation branch. In 2007, he earned a MBA from the George Washington University. LTC Pavlick’s military education includes: Airborne School, Air Assault School, Aviation Officer Basic Course, Combined Logistics Captain’s Career Course, Combine Arms and Services Staff School, Aviation Maintenance Manager’s Course, Army Acquisition Basic Course, Acquisition Intermediate Qualification Course, Intermediate Level Education, and the Program Manager’s Course through Defense Acquisition University.

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Product Director,
Automated Movement and Identification Solutions (AMIS): Mr. James L. Alexander


Mr. James L. Alexander

Mr. James Alexander assumed the role of Product Director, Automated Movement and Identification Solutions (PD AMIS) in September 2012. As PD, Mr. Alexander is ultimately responsible for the program’s budget and contracts, while coordinating the work performed by staff at Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and various other government organizations in support of the program’s initiatives. He works closely with the U.S. Army G-4 staff, as well as the Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS) headquarters office, to secure adequate funding to sustain the program. AMIS has a global footprint to ensure efficient premier automated transportation and identification information technology (IT) solutions in support of the Soldier.

He began his Automatic Identification Technology (AIT) career as Product Manager, Joint – Automatic Identification Technology (PM J-AIT)’s Radio Frequency In-Transit Visibility (RF-ITV) Team Chief.  He was responsible for providing global RF-ITV of materiel and equipment to the Joint Services and Coalition partners. He supervised the upgrade, implementation, and maintenance of the RF-ITV system. Three years later, he became the Deputy Product Manager (DPM) J-AIT, managing the day-to-day operations of the program office staffed by over 40 government and contract support personnel. He was also responsible for the establishment and maintenance of contract vehicles for the procurement of AIT products and services.

Mr. Alexander served 22 years in the U.S. Air Force and has over 38 years of supply chain management experience within the Department of Defense and private industry. His diverse logistics background includes leadership and management positions in aircraft materiel support, vehicle materiel support, and logistics information systems. Since his departure from active military duty, he served as the vice president of a company that specialized in the exportation of propane gas equipment to the Caribbean and Latin America. Additionally, he worked as a Senior Logistics Analyst support contractor with the Air Staff at the Pentagon.

Mr. Alexander holds an M.S. in Program Management from the Naval Postgraduate School and a B.S. in Management from Park University. He earned an Associate Certificate in Project Management and a Certificate in Project Management from American University. His awards include the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service, the Department of the Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service, and numerous military awards and honors.

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Product Director, Army Human Resource System (AHRS): Dr. Leslie S. Sofocleous


Dr. Leslie S. Sofocleous

Dr. Leslie S. Sofocleous serves as the Product Director, Army Human Resource System (AHRS) for Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS).  She is responsible for the development, deployment, and sustainment of critical Human Resource Systems in support of our Soldiers.  She leads a workforce exceeding 70 personnel and manages annual investments exceeding $18 million.

Previously, she served as the Deputy Product Director, AHRS.  Prior to her assignment as Deputy Product Director, she was employed with various leading defense contractors in the Northern Virginia area. Dr. Sofocleous has a vast background due to her technical positions that included Senior Database Administrator, Senior Program Analyst, Implementation Manager, and Operations Lead.  Prior to her career in defense contracting, Dr. Sofocleous served as a commissioned officer in the United States Army.

Dr. Sofocleous holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of Virginia (1995), a Master of Science in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2001), and a Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Management and Decision Science from Walden University (2007).  Dr. Sofocleous is Level III certified in Program Management and Information Technology, and a member of the Army Acquisition Corps.

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Product Director, Army Enterprise Systems Integration Program Hub (AESIP Hub): Dr. Daniel Parker


Dr. Daniel Parker

Dr. Daniel C. Parker assumed leadership as the Product Director (PD) of the Army’s Enterprise Systems Integration Program (AESIP) Hub on July 11, 2012. As the Product Director, Dr. Parker reports to the Project Manager for AESIP, for the PEO EIS where he is responsible for integrating Army business processes by providing a single source for Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) enterprise hub services, centralized master data management and business intelligence and analytics.

In his previous assignments, Dr. Parker served as the Deputy Product Director and Director Technology Logistics for AESIP. His duties included defining, maximizing, and continuously improve the value to the customer through business process reengineering, development and integration of supporting technology bridging decision support and operational supply chain management functions across the organization. Prior to his assignment at AESIP, Dr. Parker architected, re-engineered business processes, and lifecycle strategy development and planning for major programs (often in excess of $1 billion) for the Army. Dr. Parker was also a logistician in the U.S. Army for 14 years, during which he served in various capacities. Dr. Parker directed development and implementations of both strategic and operational plans for warehousing and transportation functions on a corporate-wide basis including 11 retail distribution centers, two Aviation distribution centers – with 450 personnel and an annual budget of $135 million (HHC 7th Corps Support Group). Dr. Parker managed an $18 million retail supply and distribution operation and maintained accountable records for a $955 million account (Devil Troop Brigade, Fort Polk, La.). Earlier in his career, Dr. Parker attended the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School, where he led and flew experimental and engineering flight test programs for the U.S. Army rotary and fixed wing aircraft and aviation systems logging over 5,000 flying hours.

Dr. Parker has received multiple commendations and awards, including the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and Air-Force Commendation Medal. He is a also a winner of the Vice President’s “Golden Hammer” Award for productivity and velocity enhancements and his name can be found in The Smithsonian for achievement in aviation.

Dr. Parker is an accomplish author who has been published in Field Manual 10-1 (1993); Quartermaster Magazine (1994); The Army Logistician (1995, 1996); “Battlefield Distribution” Final Concept Report (1994); Transportation Journal (1995); “Velocity Management Implementation Plan Final Report (1995); as well as the Final Report on “Changing the Army’s Order and Ship Process” (1995).

Dr. Parker holds a Ph.D. in Business Systems, a Master’s of Science in Business Administration and Logistics Management, a Master’s degree in Business Administration, a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and a Bachelor of Science in Transportation and Traffic Management. He is a member of the Society of Logistics Engineers, Supply Chain Management Council, and the National Defense Industry Association.  Dr. Parker is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, and is also a member of the Army Acquisitions Corps and is certified at Level III in Acquisition Information Technology, Life Cycle Logistics and Program Management.

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Product Manager, Contract Writing System: LTC Ossie Peacock


LTC Ossie Peacock, Jr.

Lieutenant Colonel Ossie L. Peacock, Jr. was commissioned a Second Lieutenant, Aviation Branch in April 1994 after graduating from the United States Army Officer Candidate School (OCS) as a Distinguished Military Graduate.  His Aviation assignments include, 1995 - Attack Platoon Leader, C Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment,  Katterbach, GE, 1997 – Scout Platoon Leader, C Company, 1st Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, Katterbach, GE, 2000 – B Company, 1st Battalion, 11th Aviation Regiment, Fort Rucker, AL (Company Commander), 2002 – Spanish Helicopter Battalion, Fort Rucker, AL (BN S2/S3, Operations & Intelligence Officer).

He entered the Army acquisition Corp in 2003. His Acquisition positions including, Assistant Project Manager, Apache International (Foreign Military Sales), Redstone Arsenal, AL, Assistant Product Manager, Apache Block III, Redstone Arsenal, AL,  TF ODIN, Systems Integration Chief, COB Speicher, Iraq, Army Liaison Firescout UAS and Interim IPT Lead Tactical Control System, PMA-263 and PMA-266, Patuxent River NAS, MD, Assistant TRADOC System Manager Soldier (Aviation), Fort Benning, GA. 

LTC Peacock holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, a Masters of Military Arts and Science from Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL, a Masters’ Degree in Management from Faulkner University, Montgomery, AL and a Masters’ Degree in Systems Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.

He is also a graduate of the USAF Air Command and Staff College, the Defense Acquisition University, Program Manager’s Course, the Combined Arms Staff Service School, the Aviation Captains’ Career Course, the Initial Entry Rotary wing course, the Army Space Cadre Basic Course, and the Naval Test Pilot School, Intro to UAS Test Flight short course.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, Army Superior Unit Award, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Air Assault Badge, Aviator Badge, Parachutist Badge, and Pathfinder Badge.

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Product Director, Vehicular Intercom Systems (VIS): Mr. Twyman Bledsoe


Mr. Twyman Bledsoe

Mr. Twyman “Ty” Bledsoe serves as Product Director, Vehicular Intercom Systems (PD VIS), which reports to the Project Manager, Defense Communications and Army Transmission Systems (PM DCATS). Mr. Bledsoe is responsible for configuration management, future development, production coordination and acquisition of Army vehicle intercom systems, head-sets and ancillary equipment that safeguard Soldier hearing and allow Soldiers to communicate in the high-noise environments of combat crew-served tactical vehicles. He also supports Navy, Marine, State Department and National Guard units. The VIS AN/VIC-3 and the enhanced capability AN/VIC-5 systems are leveraged by their customer base through two indefinite delivery indefinite quantity firm fixed price contracts with a VIC-3 contract ceiling of $230 million and a VIC-5 contract ceiling of $2.4 billion.

Previously, Mr. Bledsoe served as the Acting Technical Management Division Chief for Project Manager, Network Services Center. Prior to that, he served as Chief of the U.S. Army Signal Activity-Intelligence and Security Command’s CIO G-6, Programs, Plans, Engineering and Installation Division. Prior to that, he served as US 20th Support Command Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear High Yield Explosive Chief, Communications and Support Systems Division.

Mr. Bledsoe earned his Bachelor’s Degree in management studies from the University of Maryland University Colleges in 2001. He has also earned CIO Program and Project Management Program certificates from the National Defense University. He has attained Defense Acquisition University Program Management Level-3 Certification (2010), and has completed the Army Management Staff College (AMSC) Civilian Education System Continuing Education program for Senior Leaders, the AMSC Advanced Course, the AMSC Organizational Leadership for Executives Course, and the AMSC Personnel Management for Executives course.

Mr. Bledsoe’s awards include the Department of the Army Achievement Medal for Civilian Service and a Department of the Army Official Commendation Letter.

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Product Director,
Defense-Wide Transmission Systems (DWTS): LTC Jeff Etienne


LTC Jeff Etienne

LTC Jeff Etienne is Product Director, Defense Wide Transmission Systems, which reports to the Project Manager, Defense Communications and Army Transmission Systems (PM DCATS).  LTC Etienne is responsible for program and lifecycle management of the Combat Service Support (CSS) Automated Information Systems Interface (CAISI), the CSS Satellite Communications system, and the Multi-Media Communications System.

LTC Etienne is an Army Acquisition Corps officer with more than 29 years of military service and more than 21 years of Active Federal Service.  He previously served as Assistant Product Manager for PM Biometrics, Assistant Product Manager for the Army Human Resource System, Assistant Product Manager for Defense Wide Transmission Systems, and Joint-Automatic Identification Technology.

LTC Etienne has also served as a Maintenance Company Platoon Leader; a Battalion Maintenance Officer; the S-2/3 of a Corps Support Battalion; a Data Processing Officer in an Engineer Command; an Automation Officer during Operation Iraqi Freedom; an Automation Officer in a Theater Support Command; a Contingency Contracting Officer; and a Warranted Contracting officer during Operation Enduring Freedom.

LTC Etienne graduated from Saint John’s University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management and received an ROTC commission through Polytechnic University in the Ordnance Corps. He earned a Master of Arts degree in Computer Resource and Information Management from Webster University in 1996.  He went on to earn a Master of Business Administration degree in 2002.  He is currently a doctoral candidate working on his dissertation at Argosy University.

LTC Etienne is also a graduate of several military academic programs, including the Ordnance Officer Basic Course, the Combined Logistics Officer Advance Course, the Combined Arms and Service Staff School, the 90A Multifunctional Course, the Army Acquisition Basic Course, the Intermediate Level Education (ILE) course, and the Program Management Course.  He is Level III certified in both Program Management and Information Technology.  He is also Level I certified in Contracting.

LTC Etienne’s military awards and decorations include: the Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters; the Army Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters; the Joint Service Commendation Medal; an Army Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters; an Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M Device; an Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal; a National Defense Service Medal; a Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; a Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; a Humanitarian Service Medal; an Afghanistan Campaign Medal; a NATO Medal; an Army Service Ribbon; and an Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon.

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Product Manager,
Wideband Enterprise Satellite Systems (WESS): LTC Samuel S. Ancira, Jr.


LTC Samuel S. Ancira, Jr.

LTC Samuel Ancira is Product Manager, Wideband Enterprise Satellite Systems, which reports to the Project Manager, Defense Communications and Army Transmission Systems (PM DCATS).  LTC Ancira is responsible for managing the acquisition, development and modernization of enterprise satellite communication systems and state-of-the-art satellite network control and planning systems for use with defense satellite communications systems, as well as wideband global satellite and commercial satellite systems.

LTC Ancira has more than 25 years of military service.  He enlisted in April 1988 and served as a combat engineer in Germany and at Fort Hood, Texas. He deployed in support of Operations Desert Storm and Provide Comfort. He then completed the Basic NCO Course, Officer Candidate School, and the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course. Thereafter, he was assigned as a Fire Support Officer and as a Battery Fire Direction Officer at Fort Hood.

LTC Ancira attended the Field Artillery Officer Advanced Course at Fort Sill, Okla., and the Combined Arms Service and Staff School at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.  He subsequently commanded batteries at the Field Artillery Training Center at Fort Sill. At that time, he was assessed into the Army Acquisition Corps and was assigned to the TRADOC Systems Manager for Rockets and Missiles. He served as a combat developer of new field artillery systems and eventually became an Assistant Product Manager for Future Combat Systems at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.

LTC Ancira was assigned as an Operational Test Officer for Field Artillery systems with the Fires Test Directorate at Fort Sill. He was the Test Officer for the Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System – Alternative Warhead, and also deployed as a member of a Forward Operational Assessment Team.  He took over as a Senior Acquisitions Officer and Military Deputy to the TRADOC Capability Manager, Fires Brigade, where he was responsible for all capabilities development activities related to the development, acquisition, fielding and sustainment of the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System, as well as MLRS M270A1 launchers, rocket and missile munitions and couterfire radar platforms.

LTC Ancira earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Central Texas. He received a Master of Science in Management and Leadership from Webster University. He is also a graduate of the Program Managers Course, Field Artillery Officer Basic and Advance Courses, Combined Arms Services and Staff School, Army Acquisition Officer Basic Course, and CGSC-ILE.

LTC Ancira’s awards include: the Saudi Arabia Kuwait Liberation Medal, the Kuwait Liberation Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service and Expeditionary Medals, the Iraqi Campaign Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Southwest Asia Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Army Service Medal, the Overseas Service Ribbon with 2 Numeral, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the Army Superior Unit Award, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the Army Achievement Medal with 5ive Oak Leaf Clusters (OLCs), the Army Commendation Medal with four OLCs, and the Meritorious Service Medal with two OLCs.

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Project Manager,
Defense Communications and Army Transmission Systems (DCATS):
COL Clyde E. Richards, Jr.


COL Clyde E. Richards, Jr.

As the Project Manager, Defense Communications and Army Transmission Systems (PM DCATS), COL Clyde E. Richards is responsible for managing programs valued at more than $2 billion that support the Army, Joint Services, National Command Authority and combatant commanders. 

COL Richards has served as an active duty Army Officer for more than 25 years.  He is a veteran of the Persian Gulf Wars, including Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.  In his previous assignments he served as the Executive Officer for the Deputy Chief Information Officer/G-6; Product Manager, Defense-Wide Transmission Systems; Chief, Force Integration Officer for the Program Executive Office, Enterprise Information Systems; Deputy Product Manager, Defense Data Networks; Company Commander and Support Operations Supply and Services Officer in the 703rd Main Support Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division; Support Operations Maintenance Officer and the Battalion S-4 in the 201st Forward Support Battalion, 1st Infantry Division; Executive Officer, HHC/MMC DISCOM in the 1st Infantry Division; and as a Platoon Leader in the 501st Aviation Regiment, Korea.

COL Richards is a Distinguished Military Graduate from Rutgers University, where he graduated in 1989 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer-Oriented Mathematics.  He later earned a Master’s Degree in Information Systems Technology from the Naval Postgraduate School, and a Master’s Degree in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.  His military education includes graduating from the Quartermaster Officer Basic Course, the Combined Logistics Officer Advance Course, the Military Acquisition Management Course, and the Command and General Staff College.

His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, and the Kuwait Liberation Medal.

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Product Director, Land Mobile Radio (LMR): Ms. Kimberly Davidson


Ms. Kimberly Davidson

Ms. Kimberly Davidson is Product Director, Land Mobile Radios (LMR) which reports to the Project Manager, Defense Communications and Army Transmission Systems (PM DCATS).  Ms. Davidson is responsible for the acquisition, management, installation and delivery of Continental United States (CONUS) and outside CONUS non-tactical LMR systems that support installation force protection, public safety, first responders, installation management and homeland security. The LMR program migrates wideband LMR systems to meet National Telecommunications and Information Administration narrowband mandates of 2005 and 2008, to meet the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials P25 requirements for system interoperability and security, and to pursue regionalization and promote state and local interoperability requirements when economically and operationally feasible. Ms. Davidson manages annual investments exceeding $30 million.

Previously, Ms. Davidson served as the Business Management and Logistics Office Team Lead for PD LMR.  Prior to joining LMR in 2004, Ms. Davidson was a Contract Specialist and Program Analyst for the General Services Administration at Fort Monmouth, N.J.  She also taught mathematics in the Broward County Public School System (Florida) and was an Adjunct Mathematics Professor at Nova Southeastern University.

Ms. Davidson was presented with a Commander’s Award for Civilian Service in 2011 and was nominated for a C4ISR Ten Outstanding Personnel of the Year award in 2005. She earned a bachelor’s degree in secondary education with a specialty in mathematics from Nova Southeastern University (1995) and a master’s degree in program management from the Naval Postgraduate School (2009).

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Military Deputy: COL Darrell Bennis


COL Darrell Bennis

COL Darrell J. Bennis is the PEO EIS Military Deputy as of July 2013.  He is an active duty U. S. Army Reserve (USAR) officer, and most recently served as a resident student at the Army War College in Carlisle, Pa.

As the Military Deputy, COL Bennis is the liaison between the PEO’s military and civilian personnel, providing guidance for all military-specific policies and procedures.  He is also the USAR programmatic requirements liaison, reviewing programmatic requirements to ensure full incorporation of critical Reserve issues and concerns.

Before attending the Army War College, COL Bennis was the Reserve Component Proponency Officer at the Army Acquisition Support Center.  Prior to that assignment, he was the Product Manager for Combat Engineer and Material Handling Equipment.

COL Bennis has over 25 years of Army service, and over 13 years of progressively responsible program management, information system, and product line experience involving all facets of systems acquisition and lifecycle management. 

COL Bennis earned the Airborne, Pathfinder, Ranger and Expert Infantryman’s Badges and numerous medals including five Meritorious Service Medals over his career.  He graduated from the University of Tampa in 1988 and earned a master’s degree from Webster University while attending the Combined Arms Services Staff Officer School at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.  He also holds a master’s degree from the Army War College.  Additionally, COL Bennis is Level 3 Acquisition Certified in both Program Management and IT career fields.

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File Retrieval

Downloading files from AKO

If you have personal files on the AKO Portal and want to keep the files on a personal computer, transferring files from AKO Myfiles is made easy. You are able to download individual files or multiple files at once. For help to download files or folders, please see the instructions here.

 

Establishing an Email Account

Establishing an email account can be easy to do and many are free of charge. This list is not exhaustive, but has been compiled using the most frequently searched email providers. The links below will direct users to the individual websites’ step-by-step guide to establishing an email account.

Free email accounts providers

AOL

Apple iCloud

Google Gmail

Microsoft Outlook.com

Yahoo! Mail

Internet providers that may offer email accounts to subscribers

AT&T

Comcast

Cox Communications

Timewarner

Verizon

Disclaimers:

Disclaimer of Endorsement: Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

Disclaimer of Hyperlinks: The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the Department of the Army of the linked web sites, or the information, products or services contained therein. The Department does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. All links are provided with the intent of providing users with options other than Department provided capabilities. Please let us know about existing external links which you believe are inappropriate and about specific additional external links which you believe ought to be included.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Why is AKO being transitioned to next generation enterprise services?

As part of IT management reform, Secretary of the Army John McHugh signed a memo transitioning Army Knowledge Online, or AKO, to next-generation enterprise services. AKO is part of an aging IT infrastructure the Army is upgrading, and with this evolution, certain services will change. Through the transition to next generation enterprise services, the Army is leveraging existing and emerging commercial technologies to provide cutting edge capabilities to the Soldier and civilian to meet today’s mission and tomorrow’s challenge.

The next generation enterprise services implementation is part of a larger network modernization effort currently underway. As local files and services are moved from posts, camps, and stations to the Enterprise, increased bandwidth and network demands will result. With the immediate focus on network modernization, this is the right time to fully utilize these improvements with new enterprise services that wouldn’t have been possible in years past. Next generation enterprise services will replace stove-pipe systems that historically were implemented by commands and organizations to make up for shortfalls in the current AKO solution set.

The transition to next generation enterprise services follows the Army’s successful migration of 1.4 million email accounts to DOD Enterprise Email in July. This effort helps the Army build a leaner and flatter Force, with less redundancies, and more economical efficiencies for information systems.

What are the benefits of transitioning to next generation enterprise services?

As Secretary McHugh detailed in his April 2013 memo, the Army anticipates significant financial economies, efficiencies, and security improvements with the transition to next generation enterprise services. To achieve this, the Army must modernize current AKO infrastructure and services to become more interoperable across the Department of Defense and comply with emerging joint information environment architectures. The transition will implement current best practices for cloud-based managed services.

Next generation enterprise services will use more agile, proven technologies that are scalable, adaptable and flexible, reducing unnecessary expenses on excess applications, capacity, and processing power. The Army is moving towards enterprise services for collaboration, content management, and unified capabilities - including chat, presence, voice and video over IP. The new services are built around the authentication services provided by the Defense Information Services Agency (DISA), and first used for Enterprise Email. These services provide a single identity for all users, regardless of organization or location, which requires the use of a Common Access Card (CAC) to improve security of the system and data contained within it. In this time of constrained resources, continued IT support is critical to missions and functions for business users.

Is there a replacement site with similar functionality?

When AKO was conceived, online email and social media services were in their infancy. Now, sites like Gmail and Facebook boast millions of users. There are a variety of free online providers that offer similar services previously provided by AKO, like email and chat. Currently, military retirees and family members have access to DOD online services through secure DOD Self-Service Logon (DS Logon), which is already deployed and allows access to military self-service sites such as Tricare Online, and the Defense Manpower Data Center.

What is DSLogon?

DSLogon, which is operated by DOD, allows access to multiple DOD and VA websites using a single username and password; it complies with federal security guidelines and provides a secure user experience.  A user can sign in once to access multiple sites and accounts.  See page 2 for websites accessible via DS Logon. You must be enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) to obtain a DSLogon account. 

Who is eligible for a DSLogon account?

Soldiers (Active Duty, Guard/Reserve, Retirees, Veterans) and eligible family members.

How do I register for a DSLogon account?

Retirees can register using their DFAS MyPay account, or by contacting the VA. More information is at: https://myaccess.dmdc.osd.mil/identitymanagement/help.do?execution=e1s1

Family members have several options: (1) Your military sponsor can request an account for you; (2) when getting a military ID card, ask for a DSLogon account; or (3) request an account at a TRICARE Service Center.  More information is at: https://myaccess.dmdc.osd.mil/identitymanagement/help.do?execution=e1s1

How do I access DOD websites not connected to DSLogon?

For sites not currently using DSLogon, such as MyPay, you must establish an individual username and password.

What is the timeline for implementing these changes?

Changes will be progressive over the next several years, but it is important to note that inactive military retirees and family member accounts will be deactivated in the near future. AKO and many official Army sites will only be accessible via a government-issued CAC.  Because retirees and family members are not eligible for CACs, they will no longer have access to AKO. Through the DOD DSLogon, retirees and family members will still have access to critical personal information and IT services on other DOD, Army, and commercial sites through December 2014.  In the meantime, Army retirees and family members who use AKO email are encouraged to sign up for a commercial email account soon, when their AKO email accounts will be deactivated. 

What if AKO is my only email account?

Sign up for a commercial email account soon.  There are many options, most of which are free.  Visit AKO Transition Information at http://www.eis.army.mil/ako for links and more information on signing up for commercial email. Notify family, friends, and businesses of your new email address. Update business and billing accounts that use the AKO email.

After my AKO account is deactivated, what happens if someone emails me at my @us.army.mil address?

Army retiree and family AKO email accounts will become inactive in early 2014. After your AKO account is deactivated, emails sent to your army.mil address will be sent back to the sender with an error message. Prior to account deactivation, it is imperative to change your settings for services that use your AKO address and to notify friends and family that send message to your AKO account.

How do I stay connected with other retirees?

Retirees and family members will continue to have access important resources through DOD Self-Service Logon. Additionally, there will be a number of resources through the Army G-1, as well as veterans’ organizations, providing online forums and networking tools to keep veterans and retirees connected. Please see the guides on commercial email services and keeping connected resources featured on this page.
How do I stay connected with the Army?
The Army remains committed to virtually connect with all retirees and family members.  The Army Home Page public website, www.army.mil, is the source of official Army news and information.  It also provides links to Army Social Media (e.g., Army Facebook, Twitter, YouTube); Army organizations; and Army programs such as “Ready and Resilient.” 

Resources:  AKO Transition http://www.eis.army.mil/ako; Army G-1 Retirement Services website www.armyg1.army.mil/rso/; U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs www.va.gov

File Storage

File storage, also known as cloud storage, can be used to store files. Through cloud storage you can access your files from anywhere and on any computer. Some storage is free, while others are pay services.

More information about file storage, including reviews and service providers, please visit:

About.com

CNET

Gizmodo

NextAdvisor

PCMag

TopTenReviews

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Disclaimer of Hyperlinks: The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the Department of the Army of the linked web sites, or the information, products or services contained therein. The Department does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. All links are provided with the intent of providing users with options other than Department provided capabilities. Please let us know about existing external links which you believe are inappropriate and about specific additional external links which you believe ought to be included.

 


Information about the end of AKO email access for retirees and family members

Secretary of the Army John McHugh signed a memo in April 2013 to begin transitioning Army Knowledge Online to next-generation enterprise services and to meet increased security requirements. The Army transitioned its 1.4 million official business users to DoD Enterprise E-mail (DEE) and will no longer sustain legacy AKO infrastructure.

Army retirees and family members need to transition from AKO email to commercially available personal email accounts. AKO recently enabled these users to forward AKO email to a commercial address.

After access to AKO email ends, the Army will close all retiree and family member AKO email accounts and delete all stored email. AKO will continue to forward e-mail until Dec. 31, 2014 for those users who enable this function.

To ensure continued email service, retirees and family members should:

  • Obtain an email address from a commercial service (e.g., .com or .net accounts).
  • Access all accounts and memberships currently using the AKO email address, such as myPay accounts, and update them with the new commercial address. (The Army uses the email address in the myPay account as the official retiree contact.)
  • Save messages, contacts, and files to a personal computer by downloading them from AKO email. To do this, first create an IMAP account in Outlook for your AKO email address (instructions here: https://ako.us.army.mil/suite/doc/41665914). Then create .pst files of the information you want to save (instructions here: https://esd-crm.csd.disa.mil/app/answers/detail/a_id/507/kw/pst).
  • Obtain a premium DS Logon account. This account allows access to personal benefits records and claims on DOD and Department of Veterans Affairs Web sites. Instructions for creating a DS Logon account are here: https://ako.us.army.mil/suite/doc/41665910

For additional information, visit AKO’s Migration Page for Retirees and Family Members at https://www.us.army.mil/suite/page/682479.

As part of IT management reform, Secretary of the Army John McHugh signed a memo in April 2013 to begin transitioning Army Knowledge Online to next-generation enterprise services. The changes will occur over several years.

“To achieve the anticipated financial economies, efficiencies, and security improvements, the Army must modernize current Army Knowledge Online infrastructure and services to become more interoperable across DOD and compliant with emerging joint information environment architectures; and implement current best practices for cloud-based managed services,” McHugh wrote in the memo.

OVERVIEW
The Army established Army Knowledge Online (AKO) in the late 1990s to provide online information services for U.S. Army personnel, later extending some AKO services to retirees and family members.  Services have included email, collaboration, discussion forums, a directory, and direct access to many DOD and Veterans Affairs (VA) websites.

The Army is now modernizing the AKO infrastructure and services to become more interoperable across DOD and to the goals that Secretary McHugh detailed in his memo.

The transition follows the Army’s successful migration of 1.4 million email accounts to DOD Enterprise Email in July 2013.  The next phase includes enterprise services for collaboration, content management, and unified capabilities (including chat, presence, voice and video over IP) - all of which draw upon the authoritative identity service that underpins Enterprise Email.

All Army business processes will move off the current AKO platform onto next-generation enterprise services over the course of several years. Only business users will have access to enterprise services. Army military retirees and family members will continue to have access to DOD online self-service sites like Tricare and MyPay through DOD Self-Service Logon (DS Logon).

The Army is developing a transition timeline for AKO services and accounts - to include military and civilian retirees and Army family members.  Details will be published in an upcoming Army execution order.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR RETIREES AND FAMILY MEMBERS
In the meantime, it is important to note that Army inactive retiree and family AKO email accounts will be removed this Spring. Affected are those accounts that have not had a password change in over 90 days and are not set to automatically forward email.  The Army will also remove email storage for active retiree and family member accounts at the same time. To avoid disruptions to communications and personal accounts, retirees should take the following steps as soon as possible:

  • Obtain a personal email address from a civilian provider.
  • Replace AKO email addresses in all personal accounts – especially myPay accounts at the Defense Finance and Accounting Service.
  • Obtain a premium DS Logon account. This account allows access to personal benefits records and claims on DOD and Department of Veterans Affairs websites. See the DS Logon article on the next page for more information.
  • Download important emails and files to a personal computer.

Additionally, family members will have several options: (1) Your military sponsor can request an account for you; (2) when getting a military ID card, ask for a DS Logon account; or (3) request an account at a TRICARE Service Center.

More information on DS Logon

Army CIO/G-6 Has Approved Automatic Forwarding of AKO Email to Commercial Email

Director, Program Management (PMD):
Mr.Victor Hernandez


Mr. Victor Hernandez

PMD provides acquisition guidance, oversight, and assistance to PEO EIS project and product managers, to include development and staffing of acquisition documentation and policy and regulation adherence to cost, schedule, performance, and supportability objectives for all PEO EIS programs. In direct interaction with Headquarters, Department of the Army (HQDA), Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), the Joint Staff, and other higher headquarters, PMD manages acquisition reporting, decision scheduling, and coordination of official acquisition document approval. PMD also manages program transitions, congressional affairs, and program progress reviews and audit inspections, serving as the primary focal point for all external audits performed by external audit agencies and providing liaison support to PEO EIS project and product managers.

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Force Management System (FMS)


FMS provides IT modernization and integration solutions in support of the Army’s G-3 Force Structure Portfolio mission. Specific focus centers on transformational cloud solutions leveraging virtualization and Global Force Management Data Initiatives to the DoD and the Army Enterprise.

Description
To design, develop and deploy an FMS that will establish accurate, consistent and timely force structure information to the Army Force Management (FM) community. FMS directly supports the Army FM Director mission of managing and allocating manpower and force structure information, documenting unit models (requirements and authorizations) and providing organizational/force structure solutions in support of the Army’s transformation towards the future force. FMS is the Army’s system to support the DoD J-8 GFMDI and the Army’s Organizational Server (AOS) effort. GFMDI is a DoD methodology that allows units, for the first time, to track forces down to the individual levels.

Contact Information:
Project Director: Dr. David Powers
Fort Belvoir, VA
(703) 806-1015

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Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4)


MC4 provides the Army’s solution to the presidential and congressional objectives set forth in 1997 by Title 10, section 1074f, which calls for a medical tracking system for all deployed Service members.

MC4 is a ruggedized system-of-systems containing medical software packages fielded to operational medical forces worldwide. Comprising joint software, commercial and government-off-the-shelf products, MC4 provides the tools necessary to digitally record and transfer critical medical data from the foxhole to medical treatment facilities worldwide.

MC4 integrates, fields and provides technical support for a comprehensive medical information system, enabling lifelong electronic medical records, streamlined medical logistics and enhanced situational awareness for Army operational forces. MC4’s vision is to be the premier enabler of improved tactical health care and better decision making through the power of IT.

Contact Information:
Product Manager: LTC Danny Morton
Fort Detrick, MD
(301) 619-7858
http://www.mc4.army.mil/

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Logistics Modernization Program (LMP)


LMP sustains, monitors, measures and improves the modernization national-level logistics support solution; transitions services from contractor to organic support without performance degradation; delivers new capabilities to achieve Business Systems Information Technology and DoD Enterprise Transition Plan objectives; addresses strategic Army/DoD business transformation elements; and supports DoD/Army ERP integration efforts and related end-to-end processes.

LMP supports the Army national-level logistics mission to develop, acquire, field and sustain the world’s best equipment and services, providing Soldiers with a decisive advantage. LMP delivers an enterprise system for AMC with a fully-integrated suite of software and business processes, providing streamlined data on maintenance, repair and overhaul; planning; finance; acquisition; and on weapon systems supplies, spare parts, services and materiel.

LMP Increment 1 is deployed to more than 50 locations with approximately 21,000 users throughout AMC and related major subordinate commands, depots, and arsenals, as well as the Defense Finance and Accounting Service.

Contact Information:
Product Manager: LTC Robert M. Williams
Marlton, NJ
(856) 988-4739

http://www.army.mil/LMP

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Integrated Personnel and Pay System – Army (IPPS-A)


IPPS-A supports the Soldier in the core mission of conducting operations; promotes and maintains effective military personnel management; and ensures that accurate and timely military personnel data – including delivery of benefits – are available at all levels of management and oversight.

IPPS-A will provide the Army with an integrated, multi-component, personnel and pay system that streamlines Army HR, enhances the efficiency and accuracy of Army personnel and pay procedures and supports Soldiers and their families. The tool will be web-based, will be available 24 hours a day and will be accessible to Soldiers, HR professionals, combatant commanders, personnel and pay managers and other authorized users throughout the Army.

IPPS-A addresses major deficiencies in the delivery of military personnel and pay services and also provides internal controls and audit procedures that prevent erroneous payments and loss of funds.

Contact Information:
Project Manager, IPPS-A: COL James McNulty
Product Manager, IPPS-A Increment II: LTC Kevin Vanyo
Alexandria, VA
(703) 545-2687
https://www.ipps-a.army.mil/

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Installation Information Infrastructure Modernization Program (I3MP)


I3MP provides a robust and scalable networked information infrastructure that allows migration to a network-centric, knowledge-based operation and enhances connectivity between forward deployed forces with CONUS, Europe and Pacific-based forces. I3MP is a part of the joint effort to improve and protect LWN by enhancing the infrastructure for better efficiency and effectiveness of the network and Army interoperability across DoD.

I3MP enables the Soldier via the modernization of IT infrastructure and life cycle management of the Army’s CONUS installation campus area networks (voice, video and data) and strategic command centers.

Contact Information:
Product Manager: LTC Robert J. Mikesh, Jr.
Fort Belvoir, VA
(703) 806-8581
https://imod.army.mil/

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Installation Information Infrastructure – Communications and Capabilities (I3C2)


I3C2 leverages IT and capabilities through transformation of network infrastructure and services for the Army’s Global Network Enterprise Construct/LandWarNet and the DoD’s Joint Information Environment initiatives. I3C2 is the primary program responsible for acquiring and delivering the generating force network capability required to ensure a single Army network from each post/camp/station to the tactical edge.

I3C2 supports the CIO/G-6, ARCYBER and NETCOM installation-level IT activities by designing and building the network and infrastructure and providing the tools and capabilities to plan, coordinate, synchronize and conduct network operations. I3C2 deploys and modernizes IT infrastructure to provide secure, reliable, survivable, interoperable and standards-based access to data, voice and unified capabilities/communications infrastructure. I3C2 provides these capabilities on classified and unclassified domains, at coalition networks, at permanent fixed installations, at semi-fixed foreword operating base/contingency operating base sites and at mobile ground operations. I3C2 enables and preserves the Soldier’s global connectivity and worldwide presence.

Contact Information:
Project Manager: Mr. Michael Padden
Fort Belvoir, VA
(703) 806-8626

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Human Resources Solutions
(HR Solutions)


HR Solutions is an Army strategic source providing centralized acquisition management and support of enterprise level human resource Knowledge Based Services for Department of Defense requiring activities. 

Through the use of 56 Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts distributed across four mission areas:

  • Personnel Services and Support
  • Studies and Analysis
  • Recruitment and Retention
  • Management and Administrative Support

HR Solutions provides timely and high-quality services at a reduced cost to support a wide variety of support services important to Soldiers and their Families.

HR Solutions is staffed with Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act certified Army Acquisition Professionals who provide acquisition subject matter expertise. 

HR Solutions uses Multi-Functional Integrated Process Team capabilities to deliver performance-based services with measurable outcomes and supports the total lifecycle of the requirement starting with requirements development and acquisition strategy through task order administration, quality assurance and contract close-out.

Contact Information:
Project Director: Mr. Brent Thomas
Fort Knox, KY
(502) 624-1321 / 4112
https://www.hrsolutions.army.mil/

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General Fund Enterprise Business Systems (GFEBS)


GFEBS develops, acquires, integrates, deploys and sustains enterprise-wide financial and procurement management capabilities to support Army’s current and future missions.

GFEBS is the Army’s new web-enabled financial, asset and accounting management system that standardizes, streamlines and shares critical data across the Active Army, the ARNG and the USAR. GFEBS uses Systems Applications and Products in Data Processing software, a COTS ERP solution.

Moving forward, GFEBS plans to negotiate roles and responsibilities with Financial Management and Comptroller by identifying subject matter experts on business process related issues, working with users to address problems, analyzing business processes, analyzing system or training problems, and proposing changes to Tier II Support. GFEBS will also review cost estimates to right-size sustainment and will support the maturation of the Functional Governance Board process.

Contact Information:
Project Manager:  COL William (Matt) Russell
Alexandria, VA
(703) 545-8816
http://www.gfebs.army.mil

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Global Combat Support System – Army (GCSS-Army)


GCSS-Army is one program consisting of two components:  Army Enterprise Systems Integration Program that provides the system’s enterprise hub services and centralized master data management capabilities and the GCSS-Army (ERP Solution) which provides functional services to the business enterprise and Warfighting mission areas focused on Property Book, Supply Operations, Tactical Maintenance, Logistics Management and associated tactical finance functionality and serves as the tactical financial system of record for the Army.

Contact Information:
Product Manager: LTC Christopher Romero
Petersburg, VA
(804) 734-5600
http://www.gcss.army.mil/

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Distributed Learning Systems (DLS)


DLS acquires, deploys and maintains a worldwide, distributed learning system to ensure our nation’s Soldiers receive critical training for mission success.

DLS provides a worldwide IT infrastructure that innovatively combines hardware, software and telecommunications resources with training facilities and Web-based applications to deliver training for Soldiers and Army civilians anytime, anywhere. Deployed Digital Training Campuses (DDTC), a component of DLS, delivers multimedia courseware to Soldiers deployed in operational areas.

The DDTC is designed to Army requirements to be expeditionary and self-contained. Each DDTC can be set up in less than two hours, and is equipped with 20 laptop workstations, Internet accessibility, video tele-training, VoIP and designated satellite access.

Contact Information:
Product Director: Mr. Stanley Davis
Newport News, VA
(757) 369-2900
http://www.dls.army.mil/

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Joint Personnel Identification (JPI)


A Soldier using the SEEK II on patrol.

JPI designs, engineers, develops, acquires, fields and sustains an automated tactical biometrics collection capability configurable for multiple operational mission environments. This denies anonymity by providing the ability to positively identify and subsequently verify the identities of actual or potential adversaries, host nation personnel and third-country nationals.

JPI fields biometric collection devices, developed as QRCs used to collect, match, store and share biometric (fingerprint/face/iris/palm) data and contextual information. JPI’s QRC systems include the Secure Electronic Enrollment Kit II (SEEK II), the Biometric Automated Toolset- Army (BAT-A), and Biometric Identification System for Access. JPI QRC systems enable positive identification, authentication, authorization and surveillance of individuals wherever U.S. forces operate.

Contact Information:
Product Manager: LTC Jackie Barnes
Alexandria, VA
(703) 697-2861

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Department of Defense Biometrics
(DoD Biometrics)


DoD Biometrics designs, engineers, acquires, deploys, and sustains Enterprise biometric solutions in multiple operating environments enabling identity dominance on the battlefield and across DoD.

Description
DoD Biometric systems capture, transmit, store, manage, share, retrieve, and display biometric data for timely identification or identity verification. These systems are mission enablers for force protection, intelligence, physical and logical access control, identity management/credentialing, detention and interception operations. With a PM forward organization in Iraq and Afghanistan, the DoD Biometrics office provides biometrics support to the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCOs), including counter intelligence, Iraqi and Afghani security force screening, detainee operations, cache and post- IED incident exploitation, intelligence operations, presence operations, local population control, seizure operations, and base access control.

DoD Biometrics protects the nation through identity dominance by enabling responsive, accurate, and secure biometrics any place, any time, in cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of State and other government agencies. DoD Biometrics has transformed the current environment, which was based on legacy stovepipe pilot programs, Advanced Concept Technology Demonstrations (ACTD), and Rapid Equipping Force (REF) projects, to enduring capabilities. Biometrics is moving towards an Enterprise system-of-systems staged architecture composed of strategic, operational, and tactical components.

Organizations within PM DoD Biometrics include:

Biometrics Enabling Capability (BEC)
BEC consists of the Next Generation-Automated Biometric Identification System, also known as (NG-ABIS) – the central, authoritative, multi-modal biometric data repository. It is the enterprise-level authoritative data source for DoD biometrics. NG-ABIS expands capabilities with multi-modal (fingerprint, palm, iris, face) storage and matching, watch list capability, and improved integration with interagency repositories. It is based on adaptations of COTS products, using open architecture to minimize development and speed deployment. The system takes advantage of low-risk, cost-effective blade hardware to optimize system availability and scalability, and ensure continuity of operations.

NG-ABIS interfaces with numerous DoD and interagency biometrics systems, including the FBI Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS), and the Department of Homeland Security IDENT System, storing and matching biometric data on persons of interest to DoD.

Products and Services

  • Next Generation-Automated Biometric Identification System (NG-ABIS), also known as DoD ABIS.

Joint Personnel Identification (JPI)
As an Acquisition Category 1 (Special Interest) program, JPI will provide an Army tactical mobile and portable biometric collection capability to capture an adversary or neutral person’s biometric data and enroll them into the Department of Defense (DoD) Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS) database to positively identify and verify the identity of actual or potential adversaries. JPI development will be informed by prototype collection capabilities utilized in the Biometrics Automated Toolset – Army (BAT-A).

U.S. forces are currently operating unilaterally or in combination with joint, multinational, and interagency partners, to identify unknown individuals and verify the identity of person(s) across the full spectrum of military operations, to include Overseas Contingency Operations. Capabilities proposed for JPI will provide a means to collect, match, store and serve as a basis to further build upon to address a full range of operational mission environments.

Products and Services

  • Biometric Automated Toolset – Army (BAT-A)
  • Handheld Interagency Identity Detection Equipment (HIIDE)
  • Secure Electronic Enrollment Kit II (SEEK II)

Click on the links below for information regarding the DoD Biometrics Information Exchange on 30 July 2013.

Contact Information
Project Manager: COL Sandra Vann-Olejasz
Alexandria, VA
(703) 697-2861

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Automated Movement and Identification Solutions (AMIS)


The Product Director Automated Movement and Identification Solutions (PD AMIS) has a diverse mission to support the U.S. Army, Department of Defense (DoD), federal agencies, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and several coalition partners.  AMIS consists of DoD civil servants, soldiers and contractors, providing functional, technical, engineering and management expertise.  PD AMIS was established in September 2012 with the merging of two existing programs, Joint-Automatic Identification Technology (J-AIT) and Transportation Information Systems (TIS). AMIS stands ready to assist customers large and small to develop and automate their business processes.

Description


The RF-ITV system combines data from the fielded RFID devices and the satellite tracking devices, processes it and redistributes it to numerous other systems such as S2MC, IGC, and GCSS-J.
AMIS combines complimentary and collective capabilities of Transportation Coordinators’ – Automated Information for Movements System II (TC-AIMS II) and Radio Frequency In-Transit Visibility (RF-ITV).  TC-AIMS II automates and manages the movement of personnel, equipment and sustainment cargo—maintaining visibility at the tactical, operational and strategic levels. RF-ITV produces, collects, and integrates movement and In-Transit Visibility (ITV) information through a worldwide infrastructure of mobile and fixed RF-ITV read and write stations, satellite transponder-equipped vehicles and servers to make ITV data available to users through a web-based tracking portal and shares data with 35 other DoD systems.  These capabilities automate the planning, coordination, execution and tracking of the deployment, movement and sustainment of units.

In conjunction with the RF-ITV and TC-AIMS II systems, AMIS Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts provide Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and Automatic Identification Technology (AIT)-enabling technologies, products and services that assist the DoD in improving Asset Visibility (AV) worldwide.  In a February 2008 policy memorandum, the Army G-4 directed that “All U.S. Army organizations and activities will procure AIT products and services from AMIS. Direct procurement of AIT products and services from commercial sources is not authorized.”

AMIS provides a single point of contact for procurement, technical expertise, training and customer support for TC-AIMS II and RF-ITV products and services.  In addition, AMIS supports the integration of automated movement and identification technologies into Army and Enterprise business processes.

Total tracking solutions for DoD include:

  • Complete program lifecycle support
  • Interoperable/compatible with DoD logistics systems
  • Turn-key COTS solutions
  • Customer-focused support
  • Sensor/condition-based monitoring
  • Item Unique Identification (IUID)

AMIS offers Item Unique Identification (IUID) technical assistance to Army activities. IUID is a program involving the marking of items delivered to the DoD with Unique Item Identifiers (UIIs), which distinguish the items from other like and unlike items. With experience supporting DoD IUID implementation since 2003, AMIS offers IUID support services to Army customers, providing answers to IUID questions and cost-effective approaches to IUID planning and implementation.

Products and Services
AMIS solutions provide a suite of electronic tools to capture and transfer data about assets:

  • Active and passive RFID technologies
  • Bar code technologies supporting data matrix, PDF 417, and linear symbologies
  • Radio frequency data collection
  • Contact memory buttons
  • IUID
  • Wireless security
  • Hazards of Electro-magnetic Radiation to Ordnance (HERO) certification, Radio Frequency (RF) supportability, and Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) of RF equipment
  • TC-AIMS II Unit Move
  • TC-AIMS II Theater Operations
  • TC –AIMS II Automated Movement Flow Tracking (AMFT)-ITV

Contact Information
Product Director: Mr. James Alexander
Alexandria, VA
http://www.pdamis.army.mil/
(800) 877-7925 for all RF-ITV-related issues and (877) 839-0813 for TC-AIMS II-related issues

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Army Human Resource Systems (AHRS)


The Product Director Army Human Resource Systems (PD AHRS) provides installation and field commander’s world-wide with essential, state-of-the-art, cost-effective and standardized knowledge-based automation tools. These tools are essential to human resource accountability of Soldiers, inventory management of Organizational Clothing and Individual Equipment (OCIE), and the scheduling and management of firing ranges and other training facilities.

Electronic Military Personnel Office (eMILPO)
eMILPO: A web-enabled system for managing, servicing, and accounting for all active duty Soldiers.  eMILPO is a web-based, single database with real-time update capability used by the entire Active Army personnel community to manage all active Soldiers.  eMILPO’s MyERB module allows active enlisted Soldiers to view records online from anywhere in the world.  eMILPO provides information used by over 40 other Army and DoD systems, including DTAS, DEERS, ITAPDB, TOPMIS, and EDAS.  eMILPO’s reporting and analysis tools allow commanders and staff at all levels to determine unit personnel readiness, OPTEMPO, and current unit status.

Deployed Theater Accountability System (DTAS)
DTAS: Provides real-time in-theater accountability by name, unit, location and date. DTAS is the Army’s first Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNet)-based personnel system, with the mission of tracking personnel types to include but not limited to; Army, Marines, Air Force, Navy, Contractors, Federal Employees, and Foreign National. In addition, DTAS is available globally on the Non-Classified Internet Protocol Router Network (NIPRNet). DTAS has provided users with the ability to manage unit strength and personnel availability information, with a complete history of each person’s movements in theater for analysis and historical record since 2004. The system provides the flexibility to work in both network-connected and disconnected modes. DTAS is currently leveraged in the CENTCOM, AFRICOM, and PACOM Area of responsibility (AOR).

Tactical Personnel System (TPS)
TPS: A stand-alone portable scanning system that provides users with the ability to create manifests, maintain personnel task forces, manage crew status, and create unit personnel reports. TPS Exports: Manifests can be exported to Transaction (TRN) log, Air Mobility Command (AMC), and the Personnel Accounting System (PAS) file formats. Jump manifests can be exported to AMC format or printed to a DA Form 1306-E. All of the TPS reports generate directly into Microsoft Excel and can then be saved to any Excel-compatible format.

Installation Support Modules (ISM)
ISM: A web-based system that consists of four standard, custom-developed automation applications packaged into functional modules that integrate day-to-day Army installation business practices and processes.  Three of the ISM modules support human resources business functions (in/out processing, transition processing and personnel locator), while the fourth module Central Issue Facility (CIF) supports logistical business functions associated with management and accountability of OCIE.

The ISM system is currently operational at Army installations throughout CONUS and OCONUS to enhance installation management by automating installation support functions.  The system software operates over a TCP/IP network using the World Wide Web family of protocols, including Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP).  The web/application servers receive user requests from the browsers, have the requests processed by the database server, and then send the request results back to the users.  Oracle Application Server 10g (9.0.4.3) is used to provide HTTP connections and Oracle Container for Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) (OC4J) service. Data exchanges between the browsers and the Web/Application servers are handled via Secure Socket Layer (SSL). The database and web/application servers are currently located at Fort Belvoir, Va. and Fort Huachuca, Az., and provide a multi-mastered database environment that allows for an enterprise view of data worldwide. There is an ongoing migration effort to configure and relocate the database and web/application servers into a virtualized environment in compliance with the Army Data Center Consolidation Plan (ADCCP).

Range Facility Management Support System (RFMSS)
The RFMSS: A client/server configuration with a single application/database server located at the installation level.  The RFMSS application provides a standard, integrated system to efficiently assist installation commanders in providing training support for units and schools to manage valuable training lands and ranges. It is currently operational   at CONUS and OCONUS 88 Army, 50 Navy, and 12 Marine Corps installations.  The RFMSS supports all major range management processes,  including range and training area scheduling; unit and range control approval process; automation of range firing desk operations; airspace scheduling; automated warning of safety, scheduling and/or environmental conflicts; graphic and textual display of current range status; and production of range, training area and airspace utilization reports.  The client/server RFMSS application was written using Power Builder 9.  The RFMSS system also has a web-enabled scheduling capability that is written in Active Server Pages (ASP), JavaScript, Visual Basic Script C++, and C#.  The RFMSS web server is located at the Fort Belvoir Network Engineering Center (NEC) computer facility.  Network and Systems Management (NSM) for the RFMSS system is provided by the AHRS (NOSC), to include a 24/7 help desk. There is an ongoing migration effort to configure and relocate the RFMSS installation servers into a virtualized environment in compliance with the (ADCCP).

Contact Information
Product Director: Dr. Leslie Sofocleous
Fort Belvoir, VA
(703) 545-3113
usarmy.belvoir.peo-eis.mbx.ahrs-web@mail.mil

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Army Enterprise Systems Integration Program Hub (AESIP Hub)


AESIP Hub provides data translation and integration; management and synchronization of critical master data into the enterprise systems; and the management tools for the Army’s enterprise Business Intelligence (BI) suite. BI aggregates data from Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and non-ERP systems, eliminating extraneous transactions for queries and reporting.  The ERP Central Component (ECC) is the central repository for Master Material (MM), Equipment Master, Customer Master, Vendor Master, and Asset Master data for the Logistics Modernization Program (LMP), Global Combat Support System-Army (GCSS-Army), and the General Fund Enterprise Business System (GFEBS). Acting as the enterprise hub to integrate ERPs and non-ERP systems, the AESIP system sends and receives live updates via ECCs across and between programs to ensure that the most up-to-date information is accessible at any given time.

Contact Information
Product Director: Dr. Daniel Parker
Alexandria, VA
(703) 545-6974

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Army Enterprise Systems Integration Program (AESIP)


The Army continues to modernize its ERP business systems to simplify operations, optimize processes, and provide an accurate, Enterprise view of business information to all users. AESIP is a key component of this initiative. AESIP integrates business processes and systems by serving as the Enterprise hub for the Army’s logistics and financial ERP business systems:

  • General Fund Enterprise Business System (GFEBS), the Army’s financial system
  • Global Combat Support System - Army (GCSS-Army), the tactical logistics system
  • Logistics Modernization Program (LMP), the national logistics system.

Description
AESIP enables integration by linking business processes and data across existing IT systems. This integration optimizes business processes and supports Enterprise level information requirements. AESIP has successfully delivered a Web-based solution for the creation and management of customer and vendor master data and implemented an optimized messaging and hub services capability.

AESIP houses and enables the Army Enterprise material master which provides the Army a single authoritative source for material data supporting all Army constituent (modernized and legacy) systems. This Army Enterprise material master provides the catalyst to manage, control, create, change, archive, and validate data, while providing a single global view of material thus, providing the basic building blocks for Product Lifecycle Management/Weapon System Management. Implementation of the Enterprise material master has enabled inventory management, accountability, pricing, accounting functions, and Material Requirements Planning (MRP) operations to be seamlessly integrated into the Army Enterprise vision.

Products and Services
AESIP services include:

  • Enterprise hub services
  • Enterprise master data management
  • Business intelligence and analytics

Contact Information
Project Manager: COL Harry Culclasure
Alexandria, VA
(703) 545-6678

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Army Contract Writing System (ACWS)


ACWS provides a single enterprise contract writing and management system to obtain business process efficiencies; supports compliance with the Federal Financial Management Act of 1996; integrates with existing ERP solutions; and decreases the number of complex interfaces while fostering audit readiness.

ACWS is projected to be an acquisition category IAM program that will replace Standard Procurement System (SPS)/Procurement Desktop-Defense and Procurement Automated Data and Document System. ACWS will comprise approximately 8,000 users at 280 sites in the CONUS and OCONUS.

ACWS will function in low bandwidth/disconnected status for expeditionary forces, and will support unclassified networks, classified networks and contracting requirements. is expected to utilize centralized services such as Clause Logic; standardized business rules including contract line item number structure and the like; and standard data schemas like Procurement Data Standard and Standard Financial Information Structure.

Contact Information
Product Manager: LTC Ossie Peacock
Alexandria, VA
(703) 545-8816

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AcqBusiness


AcqBusiness is the trusted broker of Army Acquisition program data and provides a portfolio of enterprise business systems and web services that support effective decision-making. AcqBusiness’ mission is to acquire, design, develop, and sustain consistent, efficient and effective information technology (IT)-based solutions for all levels of the Army Acquisition Domain to enable powerful decisions using trusted and authoritative data.

Contact Information
Product Manager: LTC (P) Delisa Hernandez
Alexandria, VA
(703) 806-8745
https://acqdomain.army.mil/

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Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Enterprise Systems and Services (ALTESS)


ALTESS provides full life cycle support for DoD information systems. In addition to providing IT service management based on Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITLL) version 3 best practices, ALTESS operates a state-of-the-art data center and provides data management, information security, applications sustainment and customer support to federal organizations and Soldiers worldwide.

Contact Infornation
Product Director: Mr. Richard Eva
Radford, VA
(800) 981-3234
http://www.altess.army.mil/

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Enterprise Services (ES)


Effective October 1, 2013, the Project Director, Enterprise Services (ES) re-organized to increase efficiencies and better align resources around the many Army enterprise IT projects and initiatives that it supports.

Description
ES develops, delivers, and sustains enterprise level IT services that enable end-to-end communication, collaboration, messaging, content management, and application hosting across the Army.  ES leads transformation of the Army’s legacy IT services to a shared enterprise services model enabling a seamless, integrated front end for the Soldier on any trusted device, anywhere, anytime. ES is responsible for:

  • Delivery of mission essential enterprise services to the edge
  • Enabling content, collaboration, and messaging services across the enterprise
  • Reducing IT modernization and lifecycle management costs through a standardized Enterprise Services architecture
  • Transitioning legacy AKO services to the next generation of services
  • Field and sustain an Enterprise Service Desk to provide a one-stop help desk for enterprise services

Products and Services
ES consists of three Product Director offices: Acquisition Logistics and Technology Enterprise Systems and Services (ALTESS), Enterprise Content Collaboration and Messaging (EC2M) and Enterprise Computing (EC).

Contact Information
Project Director: Mr. Jeremy Hiers
Fort Belvoir, VA
(703) 704-1600

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Land Mobile Radio (LMR)


LMR modernizes Army CONUS and Pacific non-tactical LMR systems in support of installation public safety organizations and functions, including first responder, force protection and other installation management functions. LMR solutions typically require local, state and federal mutual aid interoperability, advanced encryption standards and priority queuing for life and safety communications, as well as increased spectrum efficiency from wideband 25 kHz to narrowband 12.5 kHz.  Also critical are the ability to log voice communications and the retention of trunked communications through Graceful Systems Degradation.

An LMR Army technician attaching a high frequency radio antenna to a communications tower
An Army technician attaches a high frequency radio antenna to a communications tower

To meet these requirements, LMR acquires, manages and delivers network-centric solutions that typically entail upgrading system management centers, repeaters, dispatch consoles, handheld, mobile and desktop radios, and antennas.  All acquired systems meet Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) P25 standards.

LMR is part of the Project Manager, Defense Communications and Army Transmission Systems (DCATS) portfolio of programs.  With an annual budget authority of more than $550M, DCATS enables information dominance for the Army, Department of Defense, National Command Authority and International Partners by acquiring, implementing and sustaining strategic satellite and terrestrial communication systems, and by leading technologies to meet current and future requirements.

Contact information:
Product Director: Ms. Kimberly Davidson
Fort Belvoir, VA
(703) 806-9713

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Director, Operations and Theater Support (OTSD): Mr. James Kline


Mr. James Kline

OTSD provides assistance, expertise, guidance, and oversight to the Command Group, staff elements, and PM/PDs in core competencies of Business Operations, Personnel Security, Property and Facilities Management, Contracting, and Logistics; and coordinates with PMs/PDs that have, or will have, association with the delivery of capabilities to the field.
OTSD is composed of the:

  • Services and Operations Support (SOS) Division, responsible for the management of leased space, Occupational and Facilities Safety program, PEO EIS Property Management program, GSA Fleet Vehicle program, Personnel and Operational Security, and HQ facility maintenance and repair.
  • Procurement Assistance Division, providing knowledge, tools, advice, and oversight for acquisition planning, contract life cycle support,as well as policy and procedural application, resulting in the best business solution to PEO EIS organizations. PM/ PD services typically include Staff Assistance Visits, Contract Policy Interpretation and Dissemination, Contract Repository Development and Oversight, Life Cycle Procurement Advice, and Document Staffing Assistance.
  • Theater and Logistics Division, providing staff subject matter expertise for the standardization of PM fielding and sustainment processes, functioning as a single coordination point of contact with field support agencies for PEO EIS fielding operations and sustainment activities.
  • Customer Point Solutions Division, who works with the Command Group, staff, and PMs/PDs to gather requirements and develop reliable and repeatable solutions for mission essential capabilities that can be replicated throughout PEO. Included in these responsibilities is the institutionalization of capabilities developed, and used by, only one PM/PD but which are universally applicable to multiple PEO elements.


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Chief Information Officer (CIO):
Mr. Hari Bezwada


Mr. Hari Bezwada

Mr. Hari Bezwada was appointed Chief Information Officer, PEO EIS, in November 2010. Mr. Bezwada is responsible for and ensures cyber security awareness and compliance, advance technology assessments and standardization, strategic planning and architecture consistency among the more than 60 DoD and Army acquisition programs across the PEO EIS-supported Mission Areas.

Mr. Bezwada also served as the PEO EIS Portfolio Integration Officer (PIO) for Communications, Computing Infrastructure and Enterprise Services until October 2011, managing over 800 military, civilian, and contractor staff around the world that executed over $2 billion per year.

Prior to joining PEO EIS, Mr. Bezwada served as the Director for Information Technology Project Office-Pentagon Renovation, where he was responsible for a $2 billion renovation and modernization of the Pentagon’s information technology systems and infrastructure (29 IT disciplines) as part of the overall Pentagon Renovation effort. He also held extensive leadership positions with United States, United Kingdom, French, and NATO joint tri-service program offices that developed nuclear, anti-jam, benign survivable communication systems.

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Portfolio Manager: Mr. Reginald Bagby


Mr. Reginald Bagby

Mr. Bagby was the former Program Integration Officer (PIO) and former Director of Operations for PEO EIS. He was appointed Assistant Program Executive Officer (APEO) in October 2011 and Portfolio Manager in February 2013. In this position, Mr. Bagby oversees the development, integration and full program implementation of enterprise management systems within the business information environment and the war fighting mission areas:

  • Computer Hardware, Enterprise Software, and Solutions (CHESS)
  • Force Management System (FMS)
  • Human Resource Solutions (HR Solutions)
  • Joint -Automatic Identification Technology (J-AIT)
  • Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4)
  • DoD Biometrics
  • Biometrics Enabling Capability (BEC)
  • Joint Personnel Identification (JPI)
  • Distance Learning System (DLS)


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Power Projection Enablers (P2E)


P2E delivers capabilities to a globally connected Army, providing the full spectrum of network and information services so that Soldiers, Commands and supporting organizations can access, process and act upon information, anytime, anywhere, thus enabling the application of force across all phases of Joint Operations.

P2E has a global presence responsible for acquiring and implementing Enterprise-wide Information Technology capabilities and services supporting deployed forces in the Central Command (CENTCOM), European Command (EUCOM), Africa Command (AFRICOM), and Pacific Command (PACOM) areas of operation. P2E provides the Army with capabilities and adaptive processes that support net-centricity, secure access to knowledge, and improved information systems and services throughout the Army environment.

PdM P2E delivers standardized, global infrastructure that is scalable, accessible, flexible and defensible; enables streamlined access to the Army’s applications, data and enterprise services for Soldiers; and establishes and implements repeatable product baselines and business processes to become more agile and efficient in acquisition and project execution.  PdM P2E uses a diverse group of contracts to tailor acquisitions to best serve the deployed Soldier and meet the mission with Information Technology capabilities, including:

  • Information technology infrastructure modernization and life cycle management of the Army’s OCONUS Regional Area Networks (Voice, Data, and Video) and Strategic Command Centers.
  • Data Center Support Services, including: virtualization services/solutions, cloud computing services, disaster recovery services, and Continuity of Operations.
  • Network Access & Infrastructure Services creating an integrated architecture that supports Soldier access to services and information sharing across communities of interest, including: configured physical hardware (routers, switches, wireless access points), access methods, and protocols.

Contact Information:
Product Manager: LTC Mollie Pearson
Fort Belvoir, VA
(703) 806-8651

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Defense Wide Transmission Systems (DWTS)


DWTS is responsible for life cycle management of major defense terrestrial and Satellite Communications (SATCOM) programs, including the Combat Service Support (CSS) Automated Information Systems Interface (CAISI), the CSS SATCOM Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT), and the Terrestrial Transmissions (TT) programs.

The CAISI program allows current and emerging battlefield CSS automation devices to electronically exchange information via tactical networks. CAISI also interfaces with other battlefield and sustaining base automated systems. CAISI provides unit commanders and logistics managers with an interface device to support CSS doctrine for full spectrum operations. This capability supports non-contiguous concentrations of users and the transfer of real-time information in both fixed and mobile operating environments.

Satellite Dish Installation

The CSS SATCOM VSAT program provides a worldwide commercial SATCOM network, engineering services, Integrated Logistics Support (ILS), infrastructure and portable remote terminal units in support of Army CSS Logistics Information Systems (LIS) operating from garrison or deployed within the tactical and operational battle space.  CSS VSAT provides a highly effective, easy to use, transportable SATCOM-based solution to CSS nodes.  It supports information exchange up to the Sensitive level, is rapidly deployable anywhere in the world, and is fully integrated into the NIPRNet segment of the GIG.

The TT program provides lifecycle replacement (hardware and software) of existing multimedia transport and network management systems; upgrades existing operational transport (hardware and software) systems; and supports expansion of existing transport systems, fiber optic cable, and network management systems.

In addition, DWTS is charged with operating state-of-the-art technical control facilities.  It provides and sustains the Global Command Terrestrial Communications Program (GCTC), including Long Haul Communications and Video Teleconference support to classified Special Users. DWTS also manages the implementation of the Spectrum Relocation program.

DWTS is part of the Project Manager, Defense Communications and Army Transmission Systems (DCATS) portfolio of programs.  With an annual budget authority of more than $550M, DCATS enables information dominance for the Army, Department of Defense, National Command Authority and International Partners by acquiring, implementing and sustaining strategic satellite and terrestrial communication systems, and by leading technologies to meet current and future requirements.

Contact Information
Product Director: LTC Jeff Etienne
Fort Belvoir, VA
(703) 806-3983

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Reserve Component Automation Systems (RCAS)

RCAS provides integrated, web-based software solutions and support services that enhance efficiencies for the Army National Guard and the U.S. Army Reserve in maintaining mobilization, safety, personnel and force authorization requirements. RCAS provides IT infrastructure design and implementation to the U.S. Army Reserve Command for military construction projects.

More than 50 percent of the Army’s force structure is in the Reserve Component (RC). RCAS provides a standardized, integrated solution that links approximately 10,500 Guard and Reserve units at approximately 4,000 sites located in all 50 states, three territories, the District of Columbia and Europe.

Contact Information:
Project Director: Mr. Ralph Ocasio
Fort Belvoir, VA
(703) 806-3095
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Vehicular Intercom Systems (VIS)


VIS provides vehicle intercom systems, components, headsets and ancillary hardware to the Army, Navy and Marines. These products allow the members of crew-served vehicles to communicate in the extreme-noise environments that are common to combat vehicles.  They improve situational awareness through effective crew communications while providing crew members with critically needed hearing protection.  To date, VIS has provided more than $1.7 billion in vehicle intercom components for more than 70 DoD and allied vehicle platforms operating across the globe.

Vehicular Intercom Systems

The VIS legacy system is the Army/Navy Vehicle Inter Communications 3, or AN/VIC-3.  The AN/VIC-3 provides a standardized, modular and easily configurable intercom suite that enhances situational awareness and speech intelligibility while attenuating ambient vehicle, gunfire and impulse (explosion) noise.  It has proven itself rugged and durable with a “ring” architecture that automatically re-routes signals through highly robust, double-shielded cables to ensure that crew members continue communicating even if some of the cables are severed by combat damage.

VIS is now introducing the next-generation AN/VIC-5, which will enter production in 2013.  The AN/VIC-5 provides the same reliability, modularity and ease of use as the AN/VIC-3, but with a much larger feature set.  Both systems use the same mounting brackets or drill holes, the same cables, the same “ring” architecture, and have the same power requirements.  In addition, The AN/VIC-5’s main module provides a 1GB Ethernet connection, while the other modules provide 100MB connections. This allows connection to Ethernet-based networks, Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance systems, and smart displays.  Other major improvements: the AN/VIC-5 uses Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and can connect to VOIP networks; the AN/VIC-5 is software defined and can be upgraded in the field by trained users, thereby accelerating enhancements; and the AN/VIC-5 supports 20 users and as many as 16 additional radios.

VIS is part of the Project Manager, Defense Communications and Army Transmission Systems (DCATS) portfolio of programs.  With an annual budget authority of more than $550M, DCATS enables information dominance for the Army, Department of Defense, National Command Authority and International Partners by acquiring, implementing and sustaining strategic satellite and terrestrial communication systems, and by leading technologies to meet current and future requirements.

Contact Information:
Product Director: Mr. Twyman Bledsoe
Fort Belvoir, VA
(703) 806-8496

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Biometrics Enabling Capabilities (BEC)


BEC designs, engineers, develops, acquires, deploys and sustains an enterprise biometric system that serves as the DoD’s authoritative biometric repository. This biometric system enables identity superiority across the DoD as part of the BEC program of record (PoR).

BEC consists of the Next Generation-Automated Biometric Identification System, also known as (NG-ABIS) the central, authoritative, multi-modal biometric data repository. It is the enterprise-level authoritative data source for DoD biometrics. NG-ABIS expands capabilities with multi-modal (fingerprint, palm, iris, face) storage and matching, watch list capability, and improved integration with interagency repositories. It is based on adaptations of COTS products, using open architecture to minimize development and speed deployment. The system takes advantage of low-risk, cost-effective blade hardware to optimize system availability and scalability, and ensure continuity of operations.

NG-ABIS interfaces with numerous DoD and interagency biometrics systems, including the FBI Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS), and the Department of Homeland Security IDENT System, storing and matching biometric data on persons of interest to DoD.

Products and Services
Next Generation-Automated Biometric Identification System (NG-ABIS) also known as DoD ABIS.

Contact Information
Product Manager: LTC Eric Pavlick
Alexandria, VA
(703) 697-2861

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Wideband Enterprise Satellite Systems (WESS)


WESS manages the acquisition, development and modernization of enterprise satellite communication systems and state-of-the-art satellite network control and planning systems for use with the Defense Satellite Communications Systems (DSCS), as well as Wideband Global Satellite (WGS) and commercial satellite systems.

WESS control systems are deployed worldwide at Wideband Satellite Operation Centers (WSOCs).  Their satellite communications portfolio includes terminal and baseband products that are integrated into a system-of-systems architecture supporting strategic communications infrastructure, Presidential communications, the Defense Information Systems Network, Army LandWarNet, the Ballistic Missile Defense System, and tactical reach-back for deployed forces through DoD satellite communications gateways.  The office provides comprehensive acquisition expertise, systems engineering and integration in support of other Service program offices and Defense Agencies, including the DoD Teleport Program and the Missile Defense Agency.

WGS4 Launch
The Air Force’s Wideband Global SATCOM 4 (WGS-4) satellite blasts off aboard a Delta 4 rocket.

Specific WESS products and services include AN/GSC-39; AN/GSC-52A; AN/FSC-78; AN/TSC-86A-F; and AN/GSC-52B(VX)/G Modernization of Enterprise Terminals (MET) terminals.  Specific systems and subsystems include AN/GSC-70 Ka-Band Satellite Transmit and Receive Systems (KaSTARS); the Multiplexer Integration and DCSS Automation System (MIDAS); the BMDS Protected Anti-Jam/Anti-Scintillation Wideband Net-Centric System (PAAWNS) ; the DSCS Integrated Management System (DIMS); the Global Terrestrial Critical Control Circuit System (GTC3); the Power Control Management System (PCMS); the Wideband Global Spectrum Monitoring System (WGSMS); the Frequency Conversion Subsystem (FCS); the Digital Communications Satellite Subsystem (DCSS); the Joint Management and Operations Subsystem (JMOS); and the Replacement Radio Frequency Interconnecting Subsystem (RRFIS).

WESS is part of the Project Manager, Defense Communications and Army Transmission Systems (DCATS) portfolio of programs.  With an annual budget authority of more than $550M, DCATS enables information dominance for the Army, Department of Defense, National Command Authority and International Partners by acquiring, implementing and sustaining strategic satellite and terrestrial communication systems, and by leading technologies to meet current and future requirements.

Contact Information:
Product Manager: LTC Samuel S. Ancira, Jr.
Fort Belvoir, VA
(703) 806-0583

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This is a Department of Defense Computer System. This computer system, including all related equipment, networks, and network devices (specifically including Internet access) are provided only for authorized U.S. Government use. DoD computer systems may be monitored for all lawful purposes, including to ensure that their use is authorized, for management of the system, to facilitate protection against unauthorized access, and to verify security procedures, survivability, and operational security. Monitoring includes active attacks by authorized DoD entities to test or verify the security of this system. During monitoring, information may be examined, recorded, copied and used for authorized purposes. All information, including personal information, placed or sent over this system may be monitored.

Use of this DoD computer system, authorized or unauthorized, constitutes consent to monitoring of this system. Unauthorized use may subject you to criminal prosecution. Evidence of unauthorized use collected during monitoring may be used for administrative, criminal, or other adverse action. Use of this system constitutes consent to monitoring for these purposes.

 

Defense Communications and Army Transmission Systems (DCATS)


DCATS enables information dominance for the Army, Department of Defense, National Command Authority, and International Partners by acquiring, implementing, and sustaining strategic satellite and terrestrial communication systems, and by leading technologies to meet current and future requirements.

Project Manager COL Charles M. Stein, leads a globally dispersed team of more than 250 military, civilian, matrixed and contractor personnel managing eight major programs for more than 45 customer organizations with an annual budget authority of more than $550M.

In supporting the mission of the Army’s Program Executive Office, Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS), DCATS is responsible for a suite of more than 100 projects, ranging from worldwide strategic satellite communications and Wideband Control systems, long-haul terrestrial microwave, and fiber optic communications systems, to Technical Control Facilities, Combat Service Support communications systems, critical power infrastructure, and combat vehicle intercom systems. There are four product offices within PM DCATS portfolio of operations:

DWTS satellite dish set-up

Defense Wide Transmission Systems (DWTS)
DWTS is responsible for lifecycle management of major defense terrestrial and Satellite Communications (SATCOM) programs, including the Combat Service Support (CSS) Automated Information Systems Interface (CAISI), the CSS SATCOM Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT), and the Terrestrial Transmissions (TT) programs. In addition, DWTS is charged with operating state-of-the-art technical control facilities.  It provides and sustains the Global Command Terrestrial Communications Program (GCTC), including Long Haul Communications and Video Teleconference support to classified Special Users.  DWTS also manages the implementation of the Spectrum Relocation program.

Land Mobile Radio

Land Mobile Radio (LMR)
LMR modernizes Army CONUS and Pacific non-tactical LMR systems in support of installation public safety organizations and functions, including first responder, force protection and other installation management functions.  LMR provides spectrum efficiencies by migrating Army posts, camps and stations to narrowband frequencies as mandated by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.  Since 2003, LMR has supported more than 30 regional and site installs without disruption of public safety functions.

Vehicular Intercom Systems

Vehicular Intercom Systems (VIS)
VIS provides vehicle intercom systems, components, headsets and ancillary hardware to the Army, Navy and Marines. These products allow the members of crew-served vehicles to communicate in the extreme-noise environments that are common to combat vehicles.  They improve situational awareness through effective crew communications while providing crew members with critically needed hearing protection.  To date, VIS has provided more than $1.7 billion worth of vehicle intercom components for more than 70 DoD and allied vehicle platforms.

Wideband Enterprise Satellite Systems

Wideband Enterprise Satellite Systems (WESS)
WESS manages the acquisition, development and modernization of enterprise satellite communication systems and state-of-the-art satellite network control and planning systems for use with Defense Satellite Communications Systems (DSCS), as well as Wideband Global Satellite (WGS) and commercial satellite systems.  WESS control systems are deployed worldwide at Wideband Satellite Operation Centers (WSOCs).  Their satellite communications portfolio includes terminal and baseband products that are integrated into a system-of-systems architecture supporting strategic communications infrastructure, Presidential communications, the Defense Information Systems Network, Army LandWarNet, the Ballistic Missile Defense System, and tactical reach-back for deployed forces through DoD satellite communications gateways.

Contact Information
Project Manager: COL Charles M. Stein
Fort Belvoir, VA
(703) 806-9126

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Computer Hardware, Enterprise Software and Solutions (CHESS)


Computer Hardware, Enterprise Software and Solutions (CHESS) is the Army’s designated primary source for commercial IT. CHESS provides a no-fee, flexible procurement strategy through which an Army user may procure commercial off the shelf (COTS) IT hardware, software and services via an e-commerce (IT e-mart) based process. CHESS offers simple, straightforward contract vehicles through its online Army e-commerce ordering system, the IT e-mart (https://chess.army.mil). These contracts provide continuous vendor competition for best value and consolidation of requirements to maximize cost avoidance and leverage the Army’s buying power.

Description
CHESS provides architecturally sound standards and policy-compliant IT Enterprise solutions from more than 20 prime industry IT providers to all Army activities and organizations. A key enabler for CHESS’ success is its relationship with the Army Chief Information Officer (CIO)/G-6, Information Systems Engineering Command (ISEC), Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM)/9th Signal Command, and Army Contracting Command - Rock Island (ACC-RI).

CHESS is also the organization responsible for implementing semi-annual Consolidated Buys (CBs) of desktop and notebook computers, as well as, printers for the Army at the Enterprise level. The CB process is the most cost-effective approach to fulfilling user requirements for these products. The CB directly supports the Army CIO/G6 strategy for acquiring products which are fully compliant with Federal Desktop Computing regulations as well as DoD and Army security and interoperability standards.

In addition, CHESS is the Army’s DoD Enterprise Software Initiative (ESI) Software Product Manager (SPM). In this capacity, CHESS has the responsibility for managing the DoD and Army Enterprise Software Agreements (ESAs) whose use has been mandated by the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplements (DFARS) and Army Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplements (AFARS). CHESS has authority to grant statements of non-availability if an ESA cannot meet user requirements. Other responsibilities in this area include: consolidating software requirements, developing business cases, assisting contracting officers in negotiating best-value deals, and administering resulting agreements. In so doing, CHESS helps to reduce acquisition and support costs by leveraging DoD’s buying power.

Products and Services

  • COTS hardware and software products
  • Enterprise software agreements
  • IT services contracts
  • Customer support

Contact Information:
Project Director: Mr. Thomas Neff
Fort Belvoir, VA
(888) 232-4405

https://chess.army.mil

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Ms. Terry Watson United States Army Deputy Program Executive Officer, Enterprise Information Systems


Ms. Terry Watson

Ms. Terry Watson was selected for Senior Executive Service (SES) in December 2010 and assigned to the position of Deputy Program Executive Officer (DPEO), Enterprise Information Systems, at Fort Belvoir, VA. Ms. Watson was selected as the Acting Program Executive Officer (PEO) Enterprise Information Systems in May 2011, and served as the Acting PEO EIS through October 5, 2011, when she resumed her position as Deputy PEO EIS.

In this position, Ms. Watson is responsible for program management of more than 60 Department of Defense and Army acquisition programs across the Business, Warfighting and Enterprise Information Environment Mission Areas. These systems support Army and DoD-wide communications, logistics, medical, finance, personnel, biometrics, training and procurement operations. Ms. Watson’s responsibilities include five major Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) efforts representing a projected Army investment of $8 billion over their life cycles. The Program Executive Office, Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS) organization consists of approximately 2,650 military, civilian, and contractor staff around the world, and executes approximately $4 billion per year.

Prior to selection as DPEO, Ms. Watson was Director of PEO EIS’ Program Management Directorate (PMD). She coordinated PEO EIS program activities with Headquarters Department of the Army, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, Congress as well as other agencies and user commands. Ms. Watson served as a Senior Staff Officer within PMD for five years, as well as serving shortly as the Deputy Director prior to being assigned as the Director of PMD in 2007. She served as the Chief of the Systems Extension and Acceptance Team under the Information Systems Engineering Command from 1996 – 2002, providing fielding and deployment support to PMs within PEO EIS. During that timeframe, she was also detailed as the Deputy Project Manager for Tactical Management Information Systems. Ms. Watson started her career at the U.S. Army Computer Systems Command in 1978, assigned to the Tactical Management Information Systems Project Management Office (TACMIS PMO).

Ms. Watson’s awards include the Meritorious Civilian Service Award, Superior Civilian Service Award, and the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service. Ms. Watson is a graduate of the Army Automated Data Processing Intern Program, the Army Management Staff College, the American Council for Technology/Industry Advisory Council Partner’s Program, and she is a member of the Army Acquisition Corps with Level III certifications in Program Management and Information Technology. She earned her B.A. in Business Management from National Louis University.

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PEO EIS Programs

PEO EIS Headquarters

Program Executive Officer, Enterprise Information Systems: Mr. Douglas Wiltsie

PEO EIS Command Group
Deputy Program Executive Officer (DPEO): Ms. Terry Watson
Military Deputy: COL Darrell Bennis
Portfolio Manager, Enterprise Management Systems (PM EMS): Mr. Reginald Bagby
Chief Information Officer (CIO): Mr. Hari Bezwada
Director, Program Management Directorate (PMD): Mr. Victor Hernandez
Director, Operations and Theater Support Directorate (OTSD): Mr. James Kline

Project and Product Offices

Communications, Computing Infrastructure and Core Enterprise Services
Computer Hardware, Enterprise Software and Solutions (CHESS)
Defense Communications and Army Transmission Systems (DCATS)
Defense-Wide Transmission Systems (DWTS)
Land Mobile Radio (LMR)
Vehicular Intercom Systems (VIS)
Wideband Enterprise Satellite Systems (WESS)
Enterprise Services (ES)
Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Enterprise Systems and Services (ALTESS)
Enterprise Computing (EC)
Enterprise Content Collaboration and Messaging (EC2M)
Installation Information Infrastructure – Communications and Capabilities (I3C2)
Installation Information Infrastructure Modernization Program (I3MP)
Power Projection Enablers (P2E)

Logistics
Army Enterprise Systems Integration Program (AESIP)
Army Enterprise Systems Integration Program Hub (AESIP Hub)
Automated Movement and Identification Solutions (AMIS)
Global Combat Support System – Army (GCSS-Army)
Logistics Modernization Program (LMP)


Human Capital Management
Distributed Learning System (DLS)
Force Management System (FMS)
Human Resource Solutions (HR Solutions)
Integrated Personnel and Pay System – Army (IPPS-A)
Army Human Resource Systems (AHRS)
Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care (MC4)
Reserve Component Automation Systems (RCAS)

Financial Management

General Fund Enterprise Business System (GFEBS)
Army Contract Writing System (ACWS)

Acquisition

AcqBusiness

Biometrics
Department of Defense Biometrics (DoD Biometrics)
Biometrics Enabling Capabilities (BEC)
Joint Personnel Identification (JPI)

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PEO EIS Headquarters
Mr. Douglas Wiltsie
Program Executive Officer
Mr. Douglas Wiltsie
Ms. Terry Watson
Deputy PEO
Ms. Terry Watson
COL Darrell Bennis
Military Deputy
COL Darrell Bennis
Mr. Hari Bezwada
Chief Information Officer (CIO)
Mr. Hari Bezwada
Mr. Victor Hernandez
Program Management Directorate
Mr. Victor Hernandez
Mr. James Kline
Operations & Theater Support Directorate
Mr. James Kline
 

Enterprise Resource Planning Systems

COL Harry CulClasure
PM AESIP
COL Harry Culclasure

 

COL William Russell
PM GFEBS
COL William Russell

Dr. Daniel Parker
PD AESIP Hub
Dr. Daniel Parker

Mr. James Alexander
PD AMIS
Mr. James Alexander

 

LTC Ossie Peacock
PdM ACWS
LTC Ossie Peacock

LTC Christopher Romero
PdM GCSS-Army
LTC Christopher Romero

LTC Robert Williams
PD LMP
LTC Robert Williams

COL James F. McNulty
PM IPPS-Army
COL James F. McNulty

 

 

Dr. Leslie Sofocleous
PD AHRS
Dr. Leslie Sofocleous

LTC Kevin Vanyo
PdM IPPS-A Increment II
LTC Kevin Vanyo

 

 

Biometrics

COL Sandy Vann-Olejasz
PM DoD Biometrics
COL Sandy Vann-Olejasz

LTC Eric Pavlick
PdM BEC
LTC Eric Pavlick

LTC Jackquiline Barnes
PdM JPI
LTC Jackquiline Barnes

Network & Strategic Communication Systems

Mr. Michael Padden
PM I3C2
Mr. Michael Padden

COL Charles M. Stein
PM DCATS
COL Charles M. Stein

LTC Robert Mikesh
PdM I3MP
LTC Robert Mikesh

LTC Mollie Pearson
PdM P2E
LTC Mollie Pearson

LTC Samuel Ancira, Jr.
PdM WESS
LTC Samuel Ancira, Jr.

LTC Jeff Etienne
PD DWTS
LTC Jeff Etienne

Ms. Kimberly Davidson
PD LMR
Ms. Kimberly Davidson

Mr. Twyman Bledsoe
PD VIS
Mr. Twyman Bledsoe

Enterprise Management Systems

Mr. Reginald Bagby
Portfolio Manager
Mr. Reginald Bagby

Mr. Jeremy Hiers
PD ES
Mr. Jeremy Hiers

LTC (P) Delisa Hernandez
PdM AcqBusiness
LTC (P) Delisa Hernandez

LTC Daniel Morton
PdM MC4
LTC Daniel Morton

Mr.Thomas Neff
PD CHESS
Mr. Thomas Neff
Mr. Richard Eva
PD ALTESS
Mr. Richard Eva

Mr. Archie Mackie, Jr.
PD EC
Mr. Archie Mackie, Jr.

Dr. Stanley Davis
PD DLS
Mr. Stanley Davis

Dr. David Powers
PD FMS
Dr. David Powers

 Mr. Brent Thomas
PD HR Solutions
Mr. Brent Thomas

Mr. John  Howell
PD EC2M
Mr. John Howell

 

Mr. Ralph Ocasio
PD RCAS
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Mr. Douglas K. Wiltsie United States Army Program Executive Officer, Enterprise Information Systems


Mr. Douglas K. Wiltsie

Mr. Douglas K. Wiltsie assumed command of the Program Executive Office Enterprise Information Systems (PEO EIS) on October 5, 2011. His responsibilities include program management of more than 60 Department of Defense and Army acquisition programs across the Business, Warfighting and Enterprise Information Environment Mission Areas. These systems support Army and DoD-wide communications, logistics, medical, finance, personnel, biometrics, training and procurement operations. Mr. Wiltsie assumes responsibility for five major Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) efforts representing a projected Army investment of $8 billion over their life cycles. The PEO EIS organization consists of approximately 2,650 military, civilian, and contractor staff around the world, and executes approximately $4 billion per year.

Prior to his assignment as PEO EIS, Mr. Wiltsie was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in June 2008 and served as the Deputy Program Executive Officer for Intelligence, Electronic Warfare, and Sensors (PEO IEW&S) until October 2011. In this position, Mr. Wiltsie was responsible for the development, acquisition, fielding, and life cycle support of the Army’s portfolio of intelligence, electronic warfare, and target acquisition programs.

Prior to his selection as DPEO IEW&S, Mr. Wiltsie was the Assistant Deputy for Acquisition and Systems Management in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (June 2004 – May 2008); the Deputy Project Manager, Objective Force and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Future Combat System (December 2001 – July 2003); the Technical Director, Project Manager, Night Vision/Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition (June 1999 – December 2001); the 2nd Generation Horizontal Technology Integration Forward-Looking Infrared Technical Branch Chief, Project Manager, Night Vision/Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition (June 1994 – June 1999); the Laser Branch Chief, Project Manager, Night Vision/Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition (September 1992 – June 1994); Image Intensifier Division Director, Night Vision/Reconnaissance, Surveillance and Target Acquisition (June 1990 – September 1992); and the Chairman, NATO Land Group 6 Working Group 2 (April 1998 – December 2001).

Mr. Wiltsie holds an M.S. in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He is a recipient of the Meritorious Civilian Service Award and has twice been awarded the Superior Civilian Service Award and the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service. He is a recipient of the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act Level III certification in Systems Planning, Research, Development, and Engineering and Program Management, and he is a member of the Army Acquisition Corps.

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About PEO EIS

PEO EIS enables information dominance by developing, acquiring, integrating and deploying information technology (IT) systems to meet the Army’s demands today while preparing for the challenges of tomorrow.

PEO EIS is comprised of 34 acquisition programs, crossing all functional domains, in all acquisition life cycle phases. Through the hard work and dedication of a workforce of military, government civilians, and contractor support, PEO EIS successfully manages approximately $3.5 billion in IT investments and fields systems around the globe. These systems support Army and DOD-wide communications, logistics, medical, finance, personnel, biometrics, training and procurement operations.

Every day our dedicated men and women work to improve and expand the Army’s technological infrastructure. PEO EIS effectively led efforts to modernize infrastructure at over 3,500 buildings across 42 Army installations, improving connectivity for over 234,000 users. As our military shifts the focus toward the Asia Pacific region, we are supporting the technical aspects of the Army’s changing footprint in the Republic of Korea. And, with the increasing emphasis on the Army network, we are expanding advanced communications capabilities at disparate posts, camps and stations around the globe.

PEO EIS leads the development and implementation of systems supporting the Army audit readiness effort. The Army’s five major enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems represent a projected investment of $8 billion, resulting in innovative logistics, support and financial management. PEO EIS is managing these ERP systems, delivering operational fidelity, improved visibility of assets globally and rapid financial management processes that improve Army decision-making. In addition to ensuring audit compliance and replacing antiquated technology, the ERP systems improve efficiency and conserve resources.

From the medic transmitting a wounded Soldier’s vital signs in Afghanistan to an engineer connecting high-speed network switches at an installation in Korea, PEO EIS programs support every Soldier, every day, everywhere. Our main mission areas include: Communications, Computing Infrastructure and Core Enterprise Services, Acquisition, Logistics, Human Capital, Financial Management, Medical and Biometrics.

Mission

Enable information dominance by developing, acquiring, integrating, and deploying enterprise-wide, network-centric information management and communications to meet Army’s current and future mission requirements.

Vision

Rapidly deliver cost-effective, easy-to-use, IT-based capabilities to the Army enterprise.